“Walking Dead” Season 5 is currently filming, here are all the juicy details and spoilers.
Showrunner Scott Gimple recently did an interview with EW and had the following to say, ” Last season the characters were faced with the question in various ways of: Are they too far gone? Are they too far to be people anymore? Have they been through too much, seen too much, suffered too much? Could they go back to being real people? And I think the answer at the end of the season was no, they can’t go back to being regular people.
They can still have relationships, and even feel happiness, but they are never again going to be the type of human beings that they were.
And potentially anyone occupying this world is no longer what was constituted being a normal person before the apocalypse.
Now, this season is: Okay, they can’t go back.
Who do they become? This season will define these characters.
You know, last year it was is Rick the farmer or the gunslinger? Now, it’s like, okay, he’s definitely not the farmer, he’s the gunslinger.
But what does that mean? Who is he going to be? What is his identity going to be at the end of the day if he can’t go back? It’s going to be an interesting journey for all of these characters.
A lot of them had much better journeys to Terminus than others.
Some of them actually came out ahead, some of them had incredible losses.
This season, they all kind of wind up in the same place.
Physically, that’s beginning, and emotionally, I think that’s going to catch up with each other.
Even when Abraham met Glenn, who is a decidedly affable guy, though at the moment maybe he wasn’t being super-affable, those guys were in fisticuffs in a minute-and-a-half.
And on top of that, a big aspect to it is there’s Tara.
Rick and Tara have met before the train car, but they were on opposite sides of the fence.
And Tara was standing in close proximity to the Governor.
That’s a big deal.
There are some group dynamics that will be affected, and some things that might…well, they have to be worked out one way or another, whether it be Abraham or Rick, or Tara and Rick, and Rosita certainly has Abraham’s back.
There’s the whole Eugene in it all.
It’s not necessarily very happy.
But I will say, the fact that Glenn and Maggie more or less vouch for all of them does bode well in that regard.
It’s not going to be one thing as the back eight was last year.
Obviously we wanted the story [in the last eight episodes] to focus on all of the individual character stories before they got all together.
In this, it’s not going to be as uniform as “Oh, there are only going to be spotlight stories.” Obviously, we see it in the group.
But it’s going to be a little bit of a mix between 4A and 4B, very much so.
Because there are going to be some unbelievably spotlighty stories, but then there are going to be some big group stories.
Then, even later in the season, there are going to be episodes that are sort of a mix of both, where it’s a lot of stories, but in separate groups.
Yeah, it really does run the gamut.” The Walking Dead” Season 5, Episode 2 is titled “Strangers.” “The Walking Dead” Season 5, Episode 3 is titled “Four Walls and a Roof.” The official trailer has just been released, you can watch it below.
Along with the trailer the productin team released an official synopsis , “Season Four of The Walking Dead ended with Rick and the group outgunned, outnumbered, and trapped in a train car awaiting a grim fate.
Season Five picks up shortly thereafter.
What follows is a story that weaves the true motives of the people of Terminus with the hopeful prospect of a cure in Washington, D.C., the fate of the group’s lost comrades, as well as new locales, new conflicts, and new obstacles in keeping the group together and staying alive.
Stories will break apart and intersect.
The characters will find love and hate.
Peace and conflict.
Contentment and terror.
And, in the quest to find a permanent, safe place to call home, one question will haunt them…
After all they’ve seen, all they’ve done, all they’ve sacrificed, lost, and held on to no matter what the cost…
Who do they become?” Episode one will involve breaking out of Terminus, but producers have teased “a very special surprise at the end.” In SFX’s November issue seems to agree that episode one will end with a reunion given the info they’ve shared about episode two.
“A young African American man wearing the white collar and black shirt.
From out of the forest tears what at first looks like a platoon of infantrymen.
But as the brush clears, their faces grow familiar- Rick, his son Carl, Daryl, Maggie, Glenn, Michonne, Carol.
In a heartbeat, they envelop the walkers, Rick grabs one, slams its head against the boulder, and throws it to the ground.
Carol drives her knife through the skull of another.
Michonne hits hers twice in the back of its head with the butt of a rifle, then a third time after it drops.
The threat eliminated, Glenn shouts ‘are we good?’.
After scanning for more walkers Rick replies ‘Yeah’.
He looks up at the terrified man and offers him his hand.” Movie Pilot speculates, “So breaking it down, in episode 2 we can expect: “Wow, he’s trapped in a box, so I think he’s probably pretty feral at the moment,” Reedus said whileshooting his EW Walking Dead cover.
“He’s probably a little scared which makes him a little more feral.” So there you have it.
A feral Daryl.
“He’s changed a lot of ways since season 1,” says Reedus.
“In season 1 he had such a chip on his shoulder and didn’t think people trusted him and he didn’t trust other people.
Everything just kind of came out of the side of his head.
This season he’s very much in your face and his shoulders are square to you and he means what he says.
He’ll look you in the face.
People rely on him now and I think before he thought people would cross the street if he was walking toward you.
Now he’s an integral part of the group.
People trust him and I think he’s accepted that trust.” Andrew Lincoln told Entertainment Weekly , “You stand alongside Rick, you’re family.
You stand in opposition to him, you’re a problem.” “Because their leader is incredibly uncompromising, I think he is dragging a lot of those people into a place that is darker, more brutal, and there will be fallout from that,” he explains.
“So it feels like it’s a more grown-up show.
It feels like we’re heading into the heart of darkness.
Brutal is the word for this season.
It’s always been pretty intense, but this season I think is very hard hitting.
People should be prepared for that, I think.” According to TVLine , Season 5, Episode 1 is called “No Sanctuary.” If you didn’t watch or don’t remember the final episode, the gang had spent most of last season trying to find sanctuary in terminus only to be locked in a box car.
So, clearly, Terminus isn’t all its cracked up to be.
Want more hints that Terminus is pretty much the worst sanctuary ever? Rick threatens to kill Terminus leader Gareth in this sneak peek as Glenn Rhee ( Steven Yeun ) and Daryl Dixon ( Norman Reedus ) are bound and gagged.
As comic book creator Robert Kirkman recently explained , “By minute two or three of our season premiere, I think the vast majority of our questions have been answered.” But in true TWD fashion, it’s not that simple.
He continued, “and five or six more [will] have been presented, so you’re very much going to be invested, well-informed, and ready for the ride that we’re going to take you on.” Lauren Cohan – who plays Maggie Greene , told the Fan Expo Canada crowd Season 5 will be huge in terms of character changes.
“There’s probably a lot of people who do read the comics and I think that you can all appreciate that the show does divert from the comics.
[Sometimes the writers give one person’s fate in the books to someone else on TV] …
But yeah, I mean there’s definitely a lot in store for all of us.
It’s interesting when people say ‘Oh your character’s changed a lot from year to year.’ I think this season there’s been more monumental change for most of us.” Watch the Fan Expo panel in two parts below.
Danai talks about TWD as a war zone, and Norman (sort of) addresses the speculation over Daryl Dixon sexuality in Part 2.
Movieweb reports AMC has ordered a spinoff series for “The Walking Dead.” Showrunners Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert are executive producers.
The spinoff will reportedly be a companion TV series to address fans’ curiosity on “what is going on in the zombie apocalypse in other parts of the world,” according to AMC president Charlie Collier.
Robert Kirkman, likewise, claimed it would provide light to “many corners of “The Walking Dead” universe that remain unseen in the shadows.” The pilot episode of the spinoff will reportedly be in production in 2014.
However, no cast and location details have been provided yet.
Season 5 of “The Walking Dead” begins on AMC on Oct.
12 at 9 p.m.
Check back for more “Walking Dead Sesaon 5” spoilers as they become available.
And watch the new longer trailer below.