Newsflash: It’s about to get even more bleak for the survivors of the zombie apocalypse.
While spilling juicy details on The Walking Dead’s upcoming third season — and beyond — to The Wrap, showrunner Glen Mazzara dashed any lingering hope that the survivors will eventually find a safe haven.
“There is no safe haven in this world. I want to make that clear,” Glen explained. “At the end of our Season 2 finale that farm is overtaken and that farm was that last safe haven, and there's no safe haven in that world. I want to be very clear about that. No one is safe. There is no safe haven.” (OK, we get it. No safe haven. Sheesh.)
And that includes the much-teased prison setting. “The prison itself will be a threatening, malevolent character,” he revealed. “[I]t will not feel like a safe corner keeping our characters away from central action. It will really play that they are in a shark cage. Life in a prison is life in a shark cage.”
Along those same genre-bending lines, Glen doesn’t want to do something trite and expected when it comes time for the series to close up shop. “I really am interested in finding new territory and a new type of ending,” he said. “[A] surprising ending for this series that no one's ever done before, that no one's ever thought of.”
Like the discovery of a safe haven, perhaps? Oh, wait...