Many folks are eagerly awaiting the premier of season 5 of The Walking Dead. With each day that goes by, we are 24 hours closer to getting to watch the best zombie show on television.
Things aren’t calming down on The Walking Dead front, either. It seems that new details leak out about the upcoming season on a regular basis. This time, the morsel of information came from the mouth of Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon on the show.
Here’s what Reedus had to say to Entertainment Weekly about season 5:
“From what I know, it’s gonna be just completely insane. I sort of knew I needed like a good month to rest to jump in. The storyline they’re throwing me is a thousand miles an hour.”
It’s a pretty crazy sign when actors rest up for a role because they know how mentally and physically draining a recording can be. On a show like The Walking Dead, even the starring actors never know what to expect each day they record. Actors on the show don’t get information too far ahead of time, since showrunner Scott Gimple and creator Robert Kirkman like to keep information close to their sleeves.
Reedus can attest to that:
“Those guys are very good at telling you a bunch of stuff, and you sit there for an hour and you walk away and go, ‘What the hell did he just say? What’s going on?’ They’re very good at masking what they want to tell you.”
While we wait with baited breath for The Walking Dead to return this October, at least we have little spoilers and tidbits like this to help hold us over. Until then, we’ll have to resort to watching old episodes on DVD or on Netflix.