Plans for Possible Second Season of THE WALKING DEAD
Published: October 15, 2010 - 8:51am
Producers Gale Anne Hurd and Frank Darabont revealed that if a second season of The Walking Dead is picked up by January of next year, that shooting for the second season would start in the Spring of 2011.
Hurd also confirmed that the second season would be a full 13 episodes, but both her and Darabont also deny that season two is anywhere near being greenlit at this time.
“Rob (Kirkman) is back in Kentucky ducking floods and writing his comic book, and I’m in L.A. really wrapping up post. We just locked the cut of number five, and I’m very close to locking six.
I’m at the tail end of the marathon, so having conversations about what the coming season might be, we ain’t even gotten there.
And once we’re done, I’ve got to have some time off this year. If it gets picked up, those conversations will begin extremely in earnest in January,” said Darabont.
If the second season does prep for launch, don't expect the director of season one's pilot episode to just sit back and relax while everyone else puts in the work.
"I want to stick with it as much and as long as I possibly can, because I didn’t get into it lightly.
I didn’t get into it to set it in motion and then wave goodbye as other people sail down the canal. I don’t want to be an absentee landlord. I want to keep my hands in the thing I am really loving doing,” said Darabont.
The Walking Dead chronicles the travels of Rick Grimes, a small-town police officer from Cynthiana, Kentucky, his family, and a number of other survivors who have banded together in order to survive after the world is overrun with zombies. The six episode first season of The Walking Dead begins on October 31st, 2010, on AMC.