Glen Mazzara from ‘The Shield’ has taken over. Here is a taste of what to expect, from an interview on the AMC website……
The new showrunner explained that the show’s second season will follow Robert Kirkman’s original comic series by in large part taking place at a farm belonging to a character named Hershel.
“In the graphic novel the story that takes place on Hershel’s farm is really only a few issues,” said Mazzara. “We’ve been able to mine that for many episodes, and we’re very excited about the depth to which we’re able to push the characters, the different dynamics that we’re able to explore. Our approach to our group of survivors when they reach Hershel’s farm is that they are a plague unto themselves. Nothing goes right for Hershel once Rick and his band show up. They make the zombie apocalypse look like kids in a candy story. What’s interesting is that if this was a show solely about Hershel, Rick and his band would really be the antagonists. And that’s been really surprising because every action that Rick and his band take is completely logical, but you’ll certainly sympathize with Hershel.”
When asked what element from the comic he was most looking forward to adapting, the executive producer replied, “I am dying to meet the Governor.”