The Walking Dead: Alexandria is ‘something different’


The community of Alexandria may be having some major problems, but there is definitely ‘something different’ about the settlement on The Walking Dead.

AMC’s The Walking Dead has been bouncing from one location to another for far too long now. Starting from Rick waking up in the hospital, we’ve seen Rick at the RV camp outside Atlanta, the CDC, the Greene family farm, the prison, and many, many other locations.

But there is something different about Alexandria. Something about the location makes it seem like a much more sustainable and worthwhile investment. And that is something that The Walking Dead could benefit from.

Recently The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman spoke about how the group of survivors on the hit show need to stop bouncing around from one temporary community to the next in an article on the Entertainment Weekly website:

"“They actually have a chance at surviving long term and building a safe place, not going from safety to safety to safety the way they have for the life of the show. This isn’t the prison, and ‘Oh, we gotta move on from here and find another place.’ This is something different. And from there, there will be other things that expand their world in new and terrifying ways.”"

Alexandria, The Walking Dead - AMC
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Of course, the “something different” that Kirkman is talking about is Alexandria. It seems as though the people of the community will attempt to rebuild their home after it was destroyed by The Wolves and the walker invasion. There were big plans for Alexandria prior to these incidents and it appears as though those plans are still likely to be executed.

"“It comes back to those plans of rebuilding Alexandria,” says Kirkman. “Assuming some people survive, and it’s a good bet that some do because they’ve already talked in the midseason finale that they’re not planning on leaving Alexandria. It’s a bump in the road, but there’s something special there, and they can turn this into an anchor that they can build upon.”"

It will be interesting to see which survivors will make it through the midseason premiere on February 14, 2016 and how they will be able to take care of the problems in Alexandria. All we know for sure is that there is bound to be some emotional moments when The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Valentine’s Day.