After the events of this past episode of The Walking Dead, fans are certainly buzzing about a death not many saw coming. With only two episodes left in the second season, the situation for the entire group is surely to be elevated, as the tension continues to rise. IGN recently sat down with Robert Kirkman where he discussed a bunch of goodies. *Warning, possibly spoilers*
IGN Comics: Man. Really, really brutal episode. So right off the bat, because this is obviously what everyone’s going to be talking about. The group lost Dale in this episode, and in a very different way than the comics. After being such a proponent of keeping their humanity intact, how will the loss of that voice affect the group in terms or their decision making?
Robert Kirkman: The group is very much in a state of disarray. They’ve lost their moral compass to a certain extent. Keep in mind that every time that Rick and Shane have been butting heads, there is this aspect of Dale coming in and helping Rick form his decisions and keep them in line to a certain extent. In this episode in particular, you had everyone coming to the decision to kill this guy. It was only at the last minute when Rick saw how it was affecting his son that he backed away. But it was Dale the whole time that was saying, “We shouldn’t kill this guy. We need to retain our humanity.” He’s not going to be there the next time they come up against a decision like that.
Read the rest of Kirkman’s Interview after the jump!
For those that haven’t seen the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead Season 2, I highly recommend you go watch it before reading this interview, as it will spoil just about every major event that takes place over the course of the first half of the season. Robert Kirkman sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss all sorts of tidbits about the finale as well as where the season will go from here. If anything this interview will make all of us want February to get here fast….
The Hollywood Reporter: Sophia (Madison Lintz) was in the barn the whole time! How come Hershel never mentioned it?
Robert Kirkman: I don’t think that Hershel was ever doing a cataloging of the zombies. It was painful for him because his wife and son were also in the barn. It’s not like he was actually hanging out in there or paying attention to all the walkers that were in there. He knew they were looking for a girl named Sophia but who knows what zombies were are in there and how often they’d been put in there. Otis (Pruitt Taylor Vince) was the one who was in charge and corralling them and putting them in there. So for all Hershel knew, Otis had put the Sophia zombie in there months ago.
THR: Was killing one of the comic’s original characters an easy one?
Kirkman: When a good idea comes up, you have to go with it. Sophia is a character who is still alive in the comic book series and who has contributed quite a bit to the overall narrative and informed a lot of story lines for a lot of different characters. Having Carol (Melissa McBride) survive her daughter as opposed to the other way around as it is in the comics is going to lead to interesting but different stories.
Robert Kirkman spills a lot more Walking Dead Season 2 tidbits after the jump
Entertainment Weekly sat down with Robert Kirkman do dish on all things Walking Dead Season 2, including the upcoming comic-con panel. Check out this preview of the interview:
“In the clip that was released, Rick Grimes is using a rock to kill zombies. Are they running low on ammo?
We’re going to see them run short on pretty much everything this season. It’s going to be a desperate season for our cast. Ammo, food and supplies are going to be scarce, which of course makes it much more fun.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So what can fans expect at your panel?
ROBERT KIRKMAN: We’re bringing out more actors this year. I’m hoping to get some awkward questions from the audience that I can’t answer too well. And I’ll be wearing a different shirt. Last year my favorite was: “Why aren’t you filming the show in Los Angeles?”
Check out the entire interview at Entertainment Weekly and be sure to check back for more updates on The Walking Dead season 2 as it gets increasingly closer to debut time!
Today has quickly become Walking Dead news and commentary today, specifically Robert Kirkman day…..This video is part of the booty for the day. A set visit with the man himself. Walking Dead season 2 is well into production and it certainly hasn’t seemed to cool off whatsoever down in Atlanta, GA. Enjoy the set visit courtesy of AMC’s Walking Dead blog
The Walking Dead season 2 hits AMC This fall!
The Walking Dead season 2 has begun shooting and Robert Kirkman is letting loose what few details he can so far about the upcoming season. Check out a few tidbits from his interview from the official AMC Walking Dead blog:
“Q: What can you tell us about Season 2 that no one knows?
A: It’s hard because you’re AMC, so I should be able to just say a bunch of things. But I don’t want to get either of us in trouble. So let me think… It’s gonna be a lot of fun seeing a potential love interest for Glenn. He ended up being a fan favorite in the first season, so we get to see a little bit of romance for this guy.
Q: Previously, you announced that Hershel’s farm would play a big factor in Season 2. What can you tell us about that?
A: Season 1 focused on Atlanta so much, and we got to see desolate Atlanta and how this stuff affects cities. And that was really cool, and a lot of cool visuals come from that. But rather than repeat ourselves we’re going out into the woods. We’re gonna see a lot of rural roads and open fields see how bad things are as you get away from the city centers. It’s definitely different enough that Season 2 stands on its own and has its own thing. And a lot of that comes from Hershel’s farm and seeing these characters. All I can say is it’s gonna be great, and the casting on Season 2 is going to be as pitch-perfect as the casting on Season 1. I can’t wait for everyone to meet Hershel.”
Want more? Check out the interview in it’s entirety at AMC’s Official Blog for The Walking Dead by clicking the image below!