While we won’t see any new episodes of AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead until October, if you tuned into the network over the Independence Day weekend, you probably got your fill of walkers and indecision, as they marathoned the entire series. Those of you watching also got your first look at season five, which is currently filming, but has been under much tighter security than previous years. Don’t worry if were too busy blowing shit up and burning meat to tune in, because now we have what you’re looking for.
Be warned, there are some SPOILERS for those of you who haven’t finished season four. But honestly, if you’re that concerned, you probably should have found a way to watch those episodes in the more than three months since it wrapped up.
For those of you who did watch the second half of season four, you know that for most of the eight episodes the core group of survivors had splintered and were on their own in sets of two or three. In the finale, most of them found their way back together, or were, you know, thrown into train car together by the cannibals at Terminus. However, not everyone was there for the party. Tyreese (Chad L. Coleman), Carol (Melissa McBride), and baby Judith Grimes are still out there. This new clip gives you an idea of what they’ve been up to, and that’s basically running and hiding from walkers, which is to be expected when the the living dead have overrun the world.
Fans were also rewarded by a special season five preview episode of The Talking Dead, the post-episode talk show hosted by Chris Hardwick. New showrunner Scott Gimple, who I give a lot of credit for turning The Walking Dead into a show I actually want to watch, stopped by to discuss the upcoming season, and AMC also shared some of the highlights. Aisha Taylor from The Talk is also there for some reason.
They talk about all sorts of things, like in this clip, they tackle the hard-hitting subject of zombie nudity. All Hardwick really wants is “zombie dong” to trend, and I have to agree, that would be hilarious.
In this clip, Hardwick and Taylor swarm Gimple, much like hungry zombies, trying to crack open his brain and slurp the sweet, sweet spoilers contained therein. While they can only speculate wildly, he’s actually privy to the information they want, so I’m surprised he made it off of the stage alive. Perhaps if there were no cameras rolling it would have been a different story.
Because they’re on TV, they have to keep the language reined in somewhat, but with this bonus clip, as Taylor says, “We’re on the Internet now, fuckers,” and they can get as blue as they want. They talk about things like what makes the humans scarier than the walkers, whether or not this is all just Rick’s (Andrew Lincoln) coma dream, and helicopters, among other topics.