Boasting the highest basic cable ratings ever, AMC's The Walking Dead series was a shoe-in to be included in this year's PaleyFest event in Beverly Hills, CA, at the classic Saban Theater. Pop Culture Geek was there to capture the creators and cast as they discussed how the comic book was adapted for television and what they have in store for season 2! For example, the long debated suggestion that Merle will become "The Governor" from the comic series was finally addressed by director Frank Darabont and creator Robert Kirkman and the cast provided deep insight into what motivates their characters to persevere in a world where the biggest threat to your life might not be the shambling hungry corpses that surround you, but rather the living and breathing person trying to survive right along with you.
Below is just a sampling of what was discussed on March 4th. You can view all 11 videos in the series on YouTube, which cover most of the evening’s panel. You can also check out images from that night on our Flickr site.
The PaleyFest is a yearly event held in Los Angeles that celebrates the best in television by bringing together the casts and creators of hit television shows with their fans. With a wide variety of comedy, drama, and genre shows on their schedule, the PaleyFest attracts fans of every stripe and each year works to present a program that is truly unique that celebrates the innovative storytelling medium of television. Tickets are still on sale for some of their upcoming events through March 17th.