TWD Season 5 is now filming in Atlanta, but we won't get to see the results until October. (Wah!) They're still around Episode 6-7 in terms of production, so they haven't even gotten to the Ep 8 mid-season finale yet. But the cast and crew have been teasing not just the ambition of the season premiere, but all the crazy dramatic stuff afterward.
Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee) talked to the Chicago Sun-Times to promote his new movie, I Origins, which comes out on July 18. During the interview, he dropped some subtle teases about TWD Season 5.
"We’re definitely going for it," Steven said. "We’re coming back with bruises and cuts and dings. We just finished a pretty intense week [on set] — we’ve done some stuff in the last couple weeks where it’s like, ‘Man, I can’t believe we’re going to show this on television.'"
That is now the third time an actor has expressed disbelief that they'll even be showing some of the S5 stuff they filmed on TV. Lauren Cohan (Maggie) and Norman Reedus (Daryl) previously talked about disturbing stuff coming right on the premiere (presumably connected to Terminus).
Steven's interview was posted on July 6, but it's not clear when the conversation took place. But if he was talking about a previous week maybe it was for Episode 5? It takes about eight working days to tape each episode. Steven is featured in one of AMC's recent behind-the-scenes videos, and you can pretty clearly see a church behind him. Andrew J. West (Gareth) does an interview from the same location, so maybe Steven's intense week was set around the church story?
As long as he's alive, we'll take what we can get! Glenn is a survivor, and Steven recently said he's his own leader in Season 5. Others can scramble for their place in the group, but this guy knows who he is and where he belongs.
The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres in October on AMC.