Posted February 01, 2020 13:03:54The new season will be the show’s first in nearly two decades, but that hasn’t stopped the network from pushing it with an intense focus on the characters and the violence in the world.
The new episodes will be shown exclusively on AMC, which will also air the first two episodes of the season, and will have its own streaming service for fans to binge-watch, starting on February 3.
The first episode of season 2 will be filmed in New York City on February 1, and the series is expected to start shooting in the coming weeks.
“We are making an ambitious, ambitious new season that’s going to be a very different story than the one we’ve been telling for the past six seasons,” executive producer Gale Anne Hurd told the Wall Street Journal.
“This will be a different show that has more characters and more dynamic relationships than we’ve had before.
It will be very, very different.”
As a result, many fans have been worried about the show not getting the attention it deserved, especially after the showrunners opted to focus on characters and events that would be out of their comfort zone.
“The Walking Dead” star Norman Reedus recently took to Twitter to discuss the showrunner’s decision to focus solely on the zombie apocalypse, adding that he feels “really lucky to have been a part of this”.
“I think we all just want to be able to go back and watch the series, but it’s a lot more difficult to do that than it used to be,” Reedus told Entertainment Weekly.
“I’m so glad that we can now do that.
I’m proud of our cast and crew for being able to take the time to do this.”
The showrunners also stressed that their focus will be on “character, story, and violence”, rather than focusing on “world building”.
“The show is going to have a very specific focus on character, story and violence,” executive producers Gale Anne Robinson and Robert Kirkman said in a statement.
“I am proud of the show, and I am proud that we’ve chosen to focus only on character and violence.
We’re going to take a different approach than we did last season.”
While there’s no specific reason for the decision to steer away from the usual zombie apocalypse narrative, many critics have expressed concern that the new season might be a bit too heavy on the violence.
While the show is already being hailed as one of the best zombie series on TV, fans have criticised the show for using violence in a way that is “too heavy-handed”, “too extreme” and “too bloody”.
However, the new series will not feature any of those elements, and instead focus on exploring the characters, their relationship and the world that surrounds them.
“It is going be a much more realistic, realistic world that will be populated with characters who are dealing with some really, really scary things, and that will all come from the writers, but will also come from a story that we’re going in with,” Kirkman explained.
“And the show will have a lot of really strong and really, very strong female characters who will come from very different backgrounds.”
The Walking New Season of The WALKING DEAD is set to air on AMC on February 6.