The Walking Dead’s fifth season has been one of the most intense to date. While the gang hasn’t had to deal with walkers as much as they have in the past, that looks to change in the midseason finale, titled Coda.
In an article from The Huffington Post, they asked The Walking Dead special effects guru and executive producer Greg Nicotero was asked the following question: “Your team processed some 9,000 zombies in Season 4. How many do you envision making up in Season 5?” Here is how Nicotero answered:
"“Oh, good lord. I can tell you that in the mid-season finale that we just finished shooting there were upwards of 800 walkers for just that episode. I haven’t done the tally yet for this season, but being out in the world it’s a little trickier to avoid zombies. When you’re in the prison, you have a safe haven. The zombies aren’t so much of an everyday occurrence, whereas in this season we’re out in the world at some point so they’re there.”"
EIGHT HUNDRED walkers in Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead? That is an insane number considering that most of the threat in season 5 has come from the humans instead of the walkers. However, with that insane number of undead to be featured in the episode, it’s hard to believe that they won’t have a major impact on the outcome of the episode.
There are a couple places where this insane number of walkers could come from. First is that farm that the “GREATM” group came across on their way to Washington D.C. Second is the school full of walkers that Father Gabriel is enticing when he examines where The Hunters cooked Bob’s leg. And the last, of course, is the city of Atlanta where Rick’s group will attack the hospital where Beth and Carol are currently being held.
Any way you look at it, this many walkers combined with the threats facing the individual groups should make for an amazing midseason finale to The Walking Dead’s fifth season. Don’t miss it Sunday, only on AMC.
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