The Hollywood Reporter has big news from series creator Robert Kirkman and executive producer Gale Ann Hurd about how Season 2 is shaping up to be awesome. In a lengthy interview, the two described where the new season is headed.
Although each character will have their own growth and problems, the main conflict will focus around Rick and his self-doubt regarding his leadership and being a good father, says Hurd. Another major topic of the season is the love triangle between Rick, Lori and Shane. "One of the big dramatic sources of dramatic tension in the piece is obviously the love triangle at this point," Hurd says. "Rick isn't aware of what happened, he was 'out of the picture,' presumed dead between Lori and Shane."
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AMC announced today that there is going to be a live after-show following the airing of every episode of The Walking Dead this season called The Talking Dead. Chris Hardwick, of Nerdist and G4 fame, is slated to host. The plan for the show says Joe Stillerman, the Senior Vice President of AMC's original programming, is to create a "live water cooler" for fans to gather and discuss what they like and don't like, as well as their thoughts and opinions. The Talking Dead is be the first attempt at a program of this format from AMC.
Both Chris Hardwick and AMC are very excited for the project. Hardwick has stated "I would be doing [this] with my friends anyway, so the fact that AMC is actually paying to do so is a bonus."
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