Robert Kirkman, who writes the Walking Dead comic books and executive produces the TV show, talked up the new season in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. Keep in mind, the cast and crew will be at San Diego Comic-Con next week to share many more TWD details, including (yassss) the first promo.
In the meantime, RK reiterated that Episode 1 is “very much going to focus on the story of Terminus.” He’s mentioned before that a ton of answers on the place and its inhabitants are coming in the premiere, and we're still guessing there will be some kind of flashback origin story. However, he added to EW, “There’s a lot of big revelations that haven’t really come out that I think people are gonna be pretty startled by. There’s a couple other revelations that I think people might’ve gotten a little bit of a lead on. We’ll definitely be defining those in some cool ways and confirming some theories and shooting down others, which is very exciting."
Very exciting indeed. What theories do you suspect will be confirmed and shot down?
*Comic book spoilers begin*
Confirmation of cannibalism … but maybe not as we expect it? Confirmation of Father Gabriel … but not as he exists in the comic books? Confirmation of the Alexandria Safe-Zone? Confirmation of the Eugene Porter’s (Josh McDermitt) revelation, that he’s just a regular science teacher? (Imagine how the poor man must’ve been bullied by his students, with that mullet. You’d make up a secret life too.)
*Comic book spoilers end*
What revelations will startle us — something with Beth Greene (Emily Kinney)? Is she Team Terminus now, or something? Something about characters’ pasts that we wouldn’t expect? Will we come to like Gareth (Andrew J. West) and see him in a completely different light?
RK added that the premiere will “very quickly deal with the situation that we left them in — this trapped, victim situation where they’re kind of at the mercy of the people of Terminus. We really kind of expand the story from there very rapidly, so I think this is going to be a pretty fast-paced season with quite a bit going on. News is already out that Seth Gilliam has been added, and we’re bringing in new characters like we always do, and I think Season 5 is going to be our best season yet. I think when people finally see the premiere, they’ll see what I’m talking about.”
Well, show us the premiere already!
Do you have a guess on the “big revelations” ahead, and what theories might be confirmed and/or shot down?
The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres in October on AMC.
Source: Entertainment Weekly