‘The Walking Dead’ Season 4: Watch the Zombie Auditions

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Last month, a few The Walking Dead season 4 details were revealed, including promoting Chad Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green, and Emily Kinney (aka Tyreese, Sasha, and Beth) to series regulars. Now that production is underway for the upcoming season, a cool behind-the-scenes featurette has just surfaced, giving fans a look at what it takes to become a “walker” on AMC’s hit series.

There’s no new footage to be seen, but many people don’t realize just how hard it might be to stay in character with loads of blood and decaying skin make-up, pretending to have no mind of your own, and truly becoming a convincing zombie. Luckily, executive producer Greg Nicotero conducts a zombie school for the extras who make up the ever-important component of the undead who saunter around throughout the series.

This featurette shows some of the the auditions, where actors are getting pointers and rehearsing their zombie walks and movements as well as briefly dives into the organization behind each zombie extra, including specially made wardrobe for each “undead” person.

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After seeing all the potential “walkers”, it leads one to wonder just how much of the cast won’t survive this zombie onslaught. After all, it sounds like The Walking Dead may not stay at the prison throughout the entirety of season 4 as comic creator and series producer Robert Kirman says, “There’s always going to be new locations and new places to discover and explore. I don’t want to reveal too much. But I will say that as we see at the end of Season 3 we’re definitely going to start Season 4 at the prison. We may be there the whole season and we may not be… But there are going to be some big differences from Season 3.

If anything, you can expect two characters to do some teamwork to take on the zombies since Kirkman also said, “There’s some really, really cool and big stuff that people have been expecting, or that people have been anticipating from the comics, that will work into Season 4. To give a hint, I will say that we do have Tyreese and Rick, who are now united, which is a big moment for the comic book fans. There’s a lot of story that comes from those two guys being on the same side. We’ll possibly see a bit of that in Season 4.

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The Walking Dead season 4 premieres in October on AMC.

Source: AMC

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  1. I am so excited right now

  2. The girl he was talking about in the black shirt they are using in Ep. 1… was my least favorite. Looked like she was being electrocuted. Or has seen “Thriller” on fast forward too many times,

  3. Ample number of audience are wanted it and guys it was horror at best as it seems here and clearly a wonderful article and my self have really learn lot about zombies here and much appreciated too.

    • Hi I am Aubrey and a huge fan of The Walking Dead. It is a dream if mine to be a special effects person and was wondering does anyone have any tips for computer effects on how they do on the walking dead. And what program do you prefer.

  4. The girl he was talking about in the black shirt they are using in Ep. 1… was my least favorite. Looked like she was being electrocuted. Or has seen “Thriller” on fast forward too many times,

  5. I’m tired of the prison time for them to leave.

    I want to see more zombies

    I want to see less human drama and issues

    more zombie attacks.

    I want to see new characters

    I want to see season 5

  6. You guys should make a series like this based on left 4 dead the video game! Of course after the walking dead is finished(:
    Love this show!

  7. Being a good zombie is easy, look for food, and prey on any living thing like a homing missile. taking a step further into a great zombie is a whole different thing all together. As an experienced zombie at a local haunted trail every October,(Absolutely fun scaring the pants off people, btw)you must remember that even though as a zombie you don’t care if you look scary. It is important that you know what the audience is looking for without breaking character. They want to feel the fear. whether its on camera or in person. the only communication they get from you is that you will stop at nothing to rip the flesh from their bones.

  8. I would love to be a a zombie on my favorite show of all time or more importantly a new character!! It has been my dream to be An actor I know I’m only 14 but acting is passion and it’s all I’ve ever wanted to do plus my family is having a little but of a money problem so acting would bring them ALOT more money. So if I got an email back from you guys it would mean the world to me.

  9. Hey, love the walking dead!! Was wondering if there is an age limit to becoming a zombie. I’m 15 and would absolutely love to be a part of the show!! Seems like so much fun. I would also like to know if it’s to late to try for any of season 4. So if anyone has any info, would love to know. Thanks! :)

  10. Oh, and if there are any other roles that I could play. So if your looking for any young New characters on the show, would love to be the one you have. :D

  11. I’m disappointed…. i moved from alaska to atlanta recently and had been trying to find every piece of info i could on how to be a zombie extra and i was not able to find anything….guess there is always next season.

  12. I would love to be a walker for the walking dead!!

  13. I love acting and love the walking dead!! I don’t care if i can’t be an actress in the show and I’m a zombie instead just as long as I’m in some part of the show I am an awesome actress I don’t even care if you have to shave my head in order for me to be in it I am 10 years old and acting is my passion (Aka the email is my moms.)

  14. I live in Argentina but I want to know if I could act for Judith as big I’m 10 years old and I would love to be on the walking dead…

  15. I live within 7 miles of most of the film sites and love the show and would die to be a walker how could i go about that

  16. I’ve always loved The Walking Dead❤ I’m so excited to watch season 4, wish I could be an actress in season 4 or If they make a season 5

  17. I can’t wait until Season 4 comes out!!!!!!!!!!

  18. I really would love to be a walker.plz i wanna go to zombie school:)

  19. I would love to audition for being a walker. Lol it is literally a dream of mine not kidding.

    Does anyone have any information i would be so excited!!!!

  20. I really want to be a walker, although it would be quite tough, considering my age. I want to be that walker that some one notices though, because of my age. Seriously, thing about how many walkers you’ve seen that are under age thirteen? ( i will be thirteen soon, anyway. ) Maybe two? Three? I have not seen many female walkers under the age thirteen. I have seen the walker in the very first episode of the first season, and Madison Lintz ( Sophia ) when she comes out of the barn. I am just saying it would be EPIC to be a walker!

  21. I love The Walking Dead series

  22. I would LOVE to be a zombie for The Walking Dead. How would I go about doing that?

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  24. Was wondering how I go about to be an extra in the Walking Dead as a walker. Me and my family are big fans of the show and recently moved to GA! There are so many sites that supposedly work with the producers of the Walking Dead but I don’t know which ones are real. So, heck I have signed up for them all!

  25. How do audition for the walking dead? I have been talking about for a long time and I want to put my words into action. Could anyone give me some info and ask any other unanswered questions I may have?

  26. That was cool, i want to be a part of it. :) Watch the Walking dead season 4 here. http://freethewalkingdeadamccomic.blogspot.com/

  27. I am such a big fan of The Walking dead the best show ever.I would love to be on the show love all the characters♡♡♡♡♡♡

  28. Love it