Over the July 4th weekend, AMC held a Walking Dead marathon entitled "Dead, White and Blue", airing the entire series up until it's season 4 finale. After the marathon a special edition of Talking Dead gave viewers a look inside the making of the series, special guests and insight, as well as the first teaser clip of season 5.
Unfortunately, that tease was a 42-second clip that had Carol and Tyreese, with baby Grimes in tow, running through the woods with a horde of walkers on their tail. For some, it would be a welcome teaser but for many others…not good enough. Not by a long-shot. Take a look for yourselves:
In the meantime, two new documentaries on the show produced by Big Machine for AMC Studios, which feature all-new behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and producers from the set in Georgia, and will air very shortly; giving fans a better taste of the series as a whole.
“Inside The Walking Dead” – Tuesday, July 8th, at 10:00 pm ET/PT
This one-hour documentary will showcase how this remarkable series is made. The executive producers discuss the process of mapping out the show, and viewers will hear from all of the key production departments – from production design and special effects to costumes and makeup – about their role in crafting the world of “The Walking Dead.”
“Inside The Walking Dead: Walker University: – Tuesday, July 15th, at 10:00 pm ET/PT
AMC’s second doc will follow the journey from extra to walker. Viewers will learn that there is much more to becoming part of the living dead than just make-up and will get an inside perspective on the choreography, acting, and motivation behind each zombie, including a look at what takes place at “The Walking Dead’s” own Zombie School.
With the new season premiering in October, one would think that was soon enough to entertain fans with a little more than the teaser they did show. AMC will probably unfurl more teases more frequently between Comic-Con and October. Additionally, the rest of the special had Chris Hardwick doing what he does so well now, as well as a slew of behind the scenes and special presentations.
While Hardwick gets to have his fun, the rest of us have to wait patiently to pick-up where we were left off… in Terminus.
Side-note: Terminus stands in for the Latin word meaning ‘terminate’ — suggesting fan’s speculation that it’s run by a group of Cannibals. Just take a look back at the season 4 finale (as well as the “end-game posters”) and notice all the human bones around the compound and perimeter fences. That’s your all-too-obvious piece of trivia and speculation for today.
You still on board with The Walking Dead or do you find yourself moving on to some fresh meat? The arguments for and against the series are both solid: those who say its compelling drama set against the backdrop of a terrifying landscape in which almost any character could be axed at any time; while others say it’s languished too long on the same ole’ story with insufferable characters.
Either way, The Walking Dead season 5 premiers sometime (no date as of yet) in October on AMC. Expect more later this month when the first trailer for season 5 will premiere on July 25th at San Diego Comic Con.
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