So take that, anyone who called Season 2 too slow!
The Walking Dead Season 3 starts October 14 on AMC. Show runner Glen Mazzara shared some teasers in a blog Q&A, promising, "The show is very adrenalized in Season 3... All these horrible things are being thrown at our characters at such a relentless pace that the audience won't be able to catch their breath and figure out what's going on. So I think it's just the idea that you are immersed in this apocalypse, and there really is no escape."
Good! We're ready.
Season 3 also has more human conflict, in addition to walker conflict, but as Mazzara put it, "The number one rule is not so much keeping the zombies scary, it's keeping the show scary. [The zombies] are always a horror but as our folks learn to live with them, the new horror becomes what people will do to survive and to protect each other in this world. And what they're willing to sacrifice to achieve their ambition. So it's very much a human drama, and I think these new characters, particularly The Governor, certainly do play into that."
We'll also deal with Rick Grimes' new "Ricktatorship" this season. How is Rick as a dictator? "Rick's reign is initially successful in the fact that they do discover this prison and that proves at first that Rick was right that there's a place out there that perhaps they can be safe," Mazzara said. "The question becomes how far can he push the group? What is the breaking point? And Rick will certainly have to deal with how far can he push himself and what is his breaking point."
Read the full Q&A for more — and get ready to lose your breath pretty soon!
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