03 October 2013 - 06:49 PM
Oct 3 2013 11:43 AM EDT
'Walking Dead' executive producer Gale Anne Hurd talks about what might happen in the highly anticipated companion series.
By Alex Zalben
Since it was announced a few short weeks ago, speculation has run high about what exactly AMC's spin-off (or companion series, as they're calling it) for "The Walking Dead" would be about. Ahead of the October 13 debut of season four, we hopped on the phone with "Walking Dead" executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, and while she remained tight-lipped about most of the details of the 2015 series, we did manage to eke out a few morsels.
"It's very early in the process," said Hurd over the phone, "But we realized it was likely to leak the minute we started initial discussions... And that's why the announcement was made."
Though they don't have a concept — "That's still being batted around," Hurd said when asked directly about the idea for the show — it won't be an anthology. We brought up the idea in reference to the webisodes that launch before each season of the show. Given the production team has already rolled out three of these web series to much success, it seems like a natural progression. But sadly, it's not meant to be — ironically, because of the success of the webisodes:
"I do think the webisodes serve that purpose," Hurd said, referring to the anthology/flashback format. "Every year, they explicate a bit of backstory that fits in a character or theme you've seen in the series. That's what I think is so fantastic about them. They're expanding the world and the mythology of The Walking Dead."
With two years to go until the debut of the new show, it's going to be a long wait for more info... But to help tide you over, head back to MTV News next week for an extended chat with Hurd about everything you can look forward to in "The Walking Dead" season 4, including a surprising reveal about fan-favorite Daryl.
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03 October 2013 - 07:14 PM
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04 October 2013 - 02:24 AM
Suuuurrreee thats just what they want you to think lol
I knew it! Daryl is blind! He's pulling a Book of Eli gig! It was so obvious! I mean clearly he can't see the big glowing neon sign that Carol wants to see if he can hit a bullseye... well we know where.
Spike: Buffy ran you through with a sword.
Angel: Yeah, but I made her do it. Signaled her with my eyes.
Spike: She killed you. I helped her. That one counts as mine.
21 August 2014 - 04:26 AM
Here's another article with Gale Anne Hurd. She does confirm that it will be a different city, an entirely new cast and no characters from the comics.