The Walking Dead S2: behind the scenes featurette, casting
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The undead have terrible dental care insurance, apparently ...
Season 2 of AMC's The Walking Dead began filming today in Atlanta. After the descriptions of the unbearable, ungodly heat of filming the first season that the cast gave at the 2010 Big Apple Comic-Con, one can only imagine how much worse it is this year! Despite the soaring temperatures, however, the cast and crew look thrilled to be back.
And after a few relatively quiet months, suddenly there is an influx of Walking Dead news. In addition to the featurette below, AMC recently released images of the Season 2 zombies which, with absolute and undying (hee!) respect for Greg Nicotero, actually surpass Season 1's zombies in creepiness. In an interview with AMCtv.com, Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman said, "I used to joke when we were promoting the first season, I would say "These are the best zombies that you've ever seen because Greg Nicotero has perfected his craft, and if he goes and does a zombie movie next THOSE will be the best zombies you've ever seen." And now I'm happy to say that The Walking Dead Season 2 zombies are the best zombies you've ever seen because that's what Greg Nicotero is doing next."
They also released images of the Rick Grimes action figure, which will be out in November. Season 2 has been confirmed as a 13-episode season, premiering in October 2011, and either halved with a break in the middle, extending the season out to spring, or running straight through from late October 2011 to early 2012.
With filming under way, casting secrets are starting to fly as well. According to Dread Central, Pruitt Taylor Vince (The Mentalist, Constantine, Monster) has been cast as Otis, the ranch foreman at Herschel's Farm, where much of the Season 2 action is rumored to take place. While Season 1 of the TV series changed some major character arcs from the comic source material (cough-Shane-cough!), if Otis' character follows the comics at all, they've made a fantastic selection in Vince.
The behind-the-scenes video of the first day filming Season 2 comes courtesy of AMC's The Walking Dead page.
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