The Walking Dead Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd talks about Season 4’s ravenous new walkers and which characters from the show would make great producers.
Q: Sports teams have a boot camp-like practice to get back in shape for the season. What do you do to get everyone back in the swing of things on the set of The Walking Dead?
A: We have to hit the ground running every season. We do have zombie school every year, so our walkers get up to speed. It’s really more of a winnowing-out process — that extras who are eager to become zombies come in and audition for Greg [Nicotero] and he selects the ones that are most unique and believable. But in general, this is our fourth season, and people are so eager to get back. After the first set-up this year, everyone applauded and cheered.
Q: Every year the walkers show us something new. What can fans expect from Season 4’s walkers?
A: I think we’ll have walkers who are even more ravenous than before. We’re in a world where there are fewer people and more walkers, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw that on-screen this season.
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Already a national sensation and a hit TV show, now Spanish-speaking fans of The Walking Dead series will be able to enjoy it.
The editors of the popular comic book announced late last week that they will print the collected version, or graphic novel, this September in Spanish to introduce the zombie horror epic to another sector of fans.
“We’re excited to bring The Walking Dead to the Spanish-speaking market in the United States,” said Skybound’s Director of Business Development Shawn Kirkham. “Our hope is that The Walking Dead in Spanish will help develop a new fan base in this emerging market for comic books.”
Skybound is series creator Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, a company he serves as a partner in.
The 100th issue of The Walking Dead, according to the editors, sold more copies than any other comic in the 21st century.
Kirkman also turned the comic into a hit TV series on AMC, which set cable records for viewers. Its third season finale attracted 12.4 million viewers this past May.
The comic is a long-running series that follows Georgia police officer Rick Grimes as he wakes up from a coma to see the world he once knew is gone and inhabited by zombies.
He searches for his family and eventually finds them meeting other interesting characters and trying to live in the remains of the “zombie apocalypse.”
Grimes and his associates learn that zombies aren’t the only thing to fear in the new world.
A Latino presence is featured in both the comic and the TV series via a character referred to as ‘Martinez.’
Kirkman wrote an episode in the first season entitled “Vatos” that involved Latino gang members with more to them than what is initially revealed.
The first six issues of the series, entitled Days Gone Bye, will be released in Spanish as Días Pasados.
The next collected volumes of the series will be released quarterly.
In an interview with Sirius XM radio, Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon, shared some details about Season 4 of The Walking Dead. Norman Reedus said, “The scripts this season are just amazing. The sets are crazy. It feels like we’ve shot about three movies already. It’s super intense, and everything’s for a specific reason, and it’s great right now.”
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While Norman Reedus seems to keep pretty busy between filming for The Walking Dead and appearing at numerous conventions, the actor has found some time to engage in some other pursuits. In an interview on Sirius XM radio, Norman Reedus revealed, “I have a book coming out, that I’m working on right now. It’s coming back from the publishers, like what do you call it, the first run of it.”
When asked about how the book came about, Norman Reedus explained how he had been selling things off his website. Norman Reedus said, “Some of the photographs, I would print them in large format and send them to people, and that money went to charity. But people have been asking me for a book for so long, so I’m working on like a coffee table book right now, so that should come out soon.”
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