Starring in the TV series "The Walking Dead" Andrew Lincoln and Sarah Wayne Callis in an interview with Collider talked about what should expect fans of the series from the third season. WARNING, spoilers!
- What does it happen between your characters in the third season?
Andrew Lincoln: We are in the worse situation. I think the events at the end of the second season resulted in permanent estrangement between Lori and Rick. Of course, they are trying to improve relations for the sake of unity in the group and for themselves in the first few episodes. They try to overcome this alienation between them.
Sarah Wayne Callis: I do not think that the current situation, they would be able to find a way, if not the end of the world, and not the fact that all those whom they knew had died. This fact can not be overstated. Now Shane is not there, and Rick and Lori grew up together, they know each other from school. If it was not end of the world, each of them would have gone their way - too much pain and irreparable loss. But in this situation, you feel: "I can not bring myself to leave. I can not bring myself to look in his eyes. I do not know when it will end”.
Andrew Lincoln: We made a conscious decision to avoid eye contact, because every time we see each other's eyes, we experience a sense of shame and guilt for what happened.
Sarah Wayne Callis: The problems started not because I hinted to him to be careful, and he killed Shane. I think we both understood, it will all end. In a sense, it was a great success. I warned my husband that someone would try to kill him, and as a result, won the "right" guy. But then Rick tells me that he wanted Shane to die, and I cringe instead to run to him with open arms and comfort him. This is one of the reasons I like it how the writers have presented their marriage. This couple does not go mad because his wife was having an affair, and her husband killed her lover. It would have been trivial. They are heartbroken, because Lori fears, killing Shane, Rick will like him. He is also necessary that at this point she said: "You're a good man. I forgive you and I love you." Instead, she recoils from him.
- What, in your opinion, is the strength of the series "The Walking Dead"? Maybe, in its singularity, unlike the traditional TV show?
Andrew Lincoln: I do not know. I was attracted to the role because Rick goes to extraordinary journey full of dangers. But in fact, the trick is in all acting faces, not only Rick. We film the show for three years with one team, and all these people are great. Every one of them - a fan of the show, it is expensive. They are eager to tell this story through a cool incredibly complex, but there are real characters.
Sarah Wayne Callis: I recently watched the ceremony Emmy, where everyone was talking about the Golden Age of Television. The fact that the serial drama on cable gave us the opportunity to see not just the same stories that are slightly different from each other with the words and costume characters. I'm thinking of something like "Breaking Bad" or "Mad Men", in which during the season we watch the huge changes in the lives of the characters. What is happening on TV right now, due to the confidence and ability to offer the audience storytellers long history and believe that the audience will watch its development.
- In your opinion, Laurie pretends to support Rick or she actually believes his actions correct?
Sarah Wayne Callis: What Lori certain for sure is that her husband - a man whom she can safely follow. Regardless of the relationship between them, she recognizes a leader in him.
Andrew Lincoln: His story mesmerized me this year.
Sarah Wayne Callis: Carl is not easy. He suffered more than the rest of the rift between Rick and Lori. Children are able to adapt to different situations but parents' divorce or death of one of them. I think nothing of what had happened - the murder of Shane when he turned into a zombie, a sense of responsibility for the death of Dale (Jeffrey Demanov), death of Sophia (Madison Linz) in front of him - was not as heavy as parents problems. His journey in this season will be difficult. Will Rick forgive Laurie whether Lori forgive Rick - these are the main issues. Chandler does his or her part perfectly, the nuances in his game are startling.
Andrew Lincoln: Watch the boy - he is a terrific actor! I'm sure he is 48 years!
- How do you think the relationship between Rick and Lori - this is something that helps everyone else stay sober thoughts?
Sarah Wayne Callis: I like that these two love each other at the cellular level. Lori does not know who she was in this life without Rick. Everything they do, they do in the first place for one another. I tried very hard to save the life of Herschel (Scott Wilson), because I do not want to think about what will happen to Rick. Rick was a prison, and I do not have to worry about the baby. This is a unique gift exchange between two wizards. "I can not look at you. I can not talk to you. I'm so ashamed that my heart aches. But I'm going to kill myself, just to make sure that you will be alright."
- In the first two seasons, we have seen the differences in worldviews of Shane and Rick. What is similar and different perspectives on life of the Commandant and Rick?
Andy Lincoln: They will shoot us if we answer this question. Last season, the enemy was within the group, and now the enemy is outside. Of course, this is for the benefit of history, and it's great that we have a space for the narration.
Sarah Wayne Callis: For us it was worse, in any case, since we left the farm of Herschel. In the first two seasons, we watched the confrontation between Rick and Shane, for those whose philosophy is to win, and who of the two will prevail. In a sense, the Commandant develops a similar situation. We have two leaders who have implemented their policies and values.
- How difficult was it to shoot the first episode, in which no one said a word?
Andrew Lincoln: I think that our world has become quieter, and it's scary. By necessity we have become a telepathic group. This family - a strong team, because we have to be a single organism, or we will die or give up. Family for Rick equally his weakest and strongest place.
Sarah Wayne Callis: I think that this method brings us back to the pilot. The pilot episode was incredibly quiet. The danger in this show, as we have, is that you get lost among murderers and zombies. And scenes and moments full of poignant silence - insanely scary. This is incredibly cool.
The creator, producer and director on the graphic novel series "Walking Dead" Frank Darabont has announced about his withdrawal from the project. Now they are working on a second season of the show, so the incident seems at least strange.
The fact that just last week, on Friday, Darabont has appeared on the convention of Comic-Con panel dedicated to "dead." Externally, there were no signs of such developments. The director talked about the second season that starts from the first series, answering questions from the audience.
Tonight it was announced that director of "Shawshank Redemption" has left the project channel AMC. As soon as the rumors about how hard to work with Darabont, saying that he does not listen to another opinion.
"Frank does not know how to work with the group - writes one of the insiders on the website Deadline. - His ego prevents the TV series to bebetter. Without him a TV series does not lose anything. "
In December last year on a platform of "dead" was a scandal: Darabont fired all the writers of the first season and said that working on the sequel will hire freelancers. The decision was taken without consultation with the director and producers.
At the same time led to the project director Glenn Mazzar and appointed him as executive producer. It is likely that control of the project will go to him, but so far only on the level of rumor. It is known that the current changes will not affect the work on the show - shooting the second season of "Walking dead" continues. In the USA, the premiere will be held on October 16.
Director Frank Darabont and producer Gale Anne Hurd in an interview with the resource Collider talked about their TV series "Walking Dead", which was awarded Best Television Presentation at the annual festival of Saturn Awards.
- About, how to kill zombies in the second season.
Darabont: I declare to you right now: in the second episode you will see a unique scene, which previously was not shown. If you find an analogue, I’ll jump off a cliff. This scene is also unique as one in which a zombie chopped to pieces in the second episode of first season.
- About blood.
Darabont: There is no too big ax. It is the philosophy of the show, which I grasped for myself. Too big axes do not happen!
- About the rumors that suggest that freelancers write the script for the show.
Hurd: Do not believe everything you read.
Darabont: The most sensational headline last year was this one: "Darabont dismiss all of the writers!" It looked like I came to have committed mass murder of 12 people and threw their bodies in a landfill. In fact, I'm not invited to the second season of the two writers who worked with us last year for reasons that are not make sense to go. We formed a really good and strong team this year, and work in full swing in all. The only condition that I submit to the guys (the guys and a girl) is that I inspire them to move away from traditional television scripts, and create something unique. And they really take this challenge.
- About information on when the fans finally will be able to see Michon again.
Darabont: Officially, I tell you, Michon will appear in the third season.
Heard: If the third season will be. So it is better to see a second season.
- About favorite heroes.
Darabont: I knew it.
Heard: Because people do not expect that she will be such a great war.
Darabont: Oh, God. I love them all, and truly care about each of them, and hate when we have to kill someone. I feel at this lousy.
- About the future of Darabont as the director of horror films.
Darabont: Oh, yes! I would like. I'm not planning anything special, someone spends his life in search of good material, in the hope that this will be found. He then spends the second half of life to ensure that anyone interested in what he found.
- About the murder of seven-year-girl in the first scene of the first episode.
Hurd: We are killing the girl-zombie.
- In the very first scene.
Darabont: The whole message of the show is demonstrated in this scene. When I say "message" I mean that this is a cool scene, we would like to invite you to the reality.
We deliberately did not plan to start a teaser from that, it just came out with cutting. I then told Gail, "Wow, look, we kill the seven-year-girl in the first scene." But this is the premise of the show, is not it? These shots really set the tone and chained audience's attention, and if you do not respect such things, better switch on another channel.
At the weekend the two main creators of the series "Walking Dead", author of the original comics Robert Kirkman and director Frank Darabont, were very open to questions about the future of the second season of their hit TV show. Since the second season will be released as much in October, we should appreciate those small crumbs of information that these two worthy gentlemen have shared with us.
Firstly, we can be confident that Andrew Lincoln (he is the protagonist, he's the sheriff Rick Grimes) will be safe. Darabont said that they are building the show around him, so it would be pointless to kill Rick in the near future. It also means that there will be more opportunities to clarify the relations within the triangle of Rick, Shane and Laurie. Darabont has hinted that Laurie may be pregnant, and it can cause a fair concern for all three persons.
In addition, as it became known, Shane can find a new girlfriend, which adds even more complications if the Lori’s baby will be his, but not Rick. Of course, this is still a theory and not a hundred percent fact, but to hear about all these plot twists are always interesting.
As for more general news, then Darabont says in the next season still will not be explained the reasons for the invasion of zombies, and it will take a little time between the last scene from the finale of the first season and the beginning of the second season. That is, in fact, the action will take place immediately after characters left burning CDC. Nevertheless, one must be prepared for the fact that almost at the beginning several characters have die, but will be added a few new characters (all in strict accordance with the original comics).
Here is very interesting Kirkman wish to invite Charlie Sheen on one of episodic roles and allow him to do "whatever he wants." I want to believe that he was joking - except that Sheen will be offered the role of a particularly vicious zombie, which can then be effectively shot. Charlie Sheen and the ability to "do whatever he wants" - an explosive mixture!
The sixth episodes of the new TV series “Walking Dead” have watched 6 million viewers, setting a new record in the short history of the series.
The average audience of the first season of this indicator was 3.5 million viewers - a record among all basic cable channels for any drama series.
AMC renewed The Walking Dead for a second season of 13 episodes, after the ratings of the second series of the first season exceeded all expectations. After the triumphant premiere, which set a record among the premier on cable channels, all warily awaiting the results of the second series - after all, the premiere ratings mainly reflect the success of marketing campaign, and not the series. But the second series did not disappoint. First aired at 10 pm has collected more than 4.7 million visitors, of whom 3.3 million were in the 18-49 category (rating in the demo - 2.5), 2.8 million - in the category 25-54, and 2.1 million - men 18-49. Interest loss amounted to 11% in viewers and 8% in the demo (we recall that the average loss is 15% from the premiere of numbers). Among men 18 to 49 episodes added 100,000 viewers. The Walking Dead achievements abroad are also encouraged - the series was sold in 120 countries, and in many of them premiere took place with record ratings.
In the UK premiere of the assessment should raise about 1 million viewers, setting a new record in the UK FX. In Italy, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Korea episode also put different records. In addition, this success with audiences in all countries was accompanied by enthusiasm from critics.