Fans of ‘The Walking Dead’ who have been viewing the current series may well have noticed and will shortly notice that the hit AMC series seems to have returned to locations used in the earlier years of the show.
In a new interview with Hollywood Reporter Robert Kirkman shed some light on why he felt the reuse of Atlanta’s central hub was appropriate for the episodes, which focused on Carols Back-story.
“There are a lot of reasons why we decided to go back into Atlanta. I can’t get into a lot of them, but they’ll become clear as the season progresses,” Kirkman revealed. “It was a good time to pop back in and reaffirm our place in a recognizable world and explore a bit more of how civilization has fallen. As the season progresses, you’ll see why we popped back in when we did and for how long we did.”
With just two more episodes to go before the series breaks for the Christmas Holidays Kirkman could not resist the opportunity to tease fans about the forthcoming confrontation between Rick Grimes and the leader of Dawn.
“This confrontation is definitely going to be substantially different from the confrontation with The Governor (David Morrissey) or Gareth (Andrew J. West),” Kirkman says. “We do continue to evolve these human-to-human conflicts in very interesting ways, and this is no different. There are going to be some pretty unexpected events in our midseason finale, which is as it should be. On a scale of one to 10, I’d say [the midseason finale is] pretty deadly.”
The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC.