'The Walking Dead' Showrunner Revealed the Game Plan for Filming During the Pandemic
AMC’s The Walking Dead is creating new episodes for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic halted production. Many fans wonder how the cast and crew will maintain the overall tone of the show without sacrificing the health and safety of those involved. Showrunner Angela Kang weighed in.
‘The Walking Dead’ cast and crew appeared at New York Comic-Con
New York Comic-Con welcomed several cast and crew members from The Walking Dead. Showrunner Angela Kang and Walking Dead Universe Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple joined the virtual panel to tease details about upcoming storylines. Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Khary Payton, and Paola Lázaro also appeared. As a plus, comedian and host of Talking Dead Chris Hardwick moderated the discussion.
The team pondered production during the pandemic
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Many fans of The Walking Dead have wondered how the show will continue the current narrative under the unprecedented conditions of the pandemic. Specifically, medical professionals recommend facial coverings, social distancing, and limiting gatherings to small groups.
The recommendations from the CDC are critical to keeping people safe. But they will pose a challenge for The Walking Dead, which incorporates a large ensemble cast and stories that involve massive hordes of walkers. With those considerations in mind, Hardwick asked the panel, “How will you be able to film with the pandemic?” Without hesitation, Kang gave a detailed and confident answer.
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