While the cast and crew of AMC’s smash zombie hit The Walking Dead, were enjoying a small break from filming, the dead cameras begin rolling again today, Monday, August 17th, in order to finish shooting the second part of the exciting sixth season, which premiers Sunday, October 11th, after the upcoming and much anticipated, Fear the Walking Dead, which debuts next Sunday, August 23rd, 2015, evening on AMC.
Both movie/fone.com & thespoilingdeadfans.com have confirmed the construction of another zombie surviving Walking community in the Virginia / Washington D.C. area named, ‘The Hilltop’. A community which Rick comes across within the pages of the Walking Dead comic book series, which turns out to be one of several other communities surviving the zombie apocalypse.
Seeing the photos from the very reliable spoilingdeadfans site makes it quite clear that Rick and the recently found Morgan along with the rest of Alexandria walled community will be coming into contact with the residents of the this new community. And then of course the ‘Wolves’ and ‘Neegan’ cannot be far behind . . . (poor Glenn).
Likewise, it seems that another fan favorite character from the comic will become a reoccurring character on the Walking Dead, as there has been a reported casting call from AMC for, ‘“Jason” (probably a placeholder name) to start in Episode 10 and be around for the end of the season and beyond”‘
Going back again to the comic series, ‘Jesus’ or Paul Monroe as he was known before the dead rose to devour the living, is a member of the ‘Hilltop’ which is a farming community. This community trades its produce with the other communities in return for life’s necessities, as well as having to give a large portion of their crops to Neegan’s ‘Wolves’ as protection and tribute.
The ‘Jesus’ character, also bears a striking resemblance to the Judeo/Christian messiah of the New Testament, thus the nickname ‘Jesus’. He is a good fighter, charismatic, and grows to become a trusted member of Rick’s team within the comic.
Although I will say that Morgan (Lennie James’) character, is nothing like his comic-self, and I have often thought that perhaps Morgan; who is also a good fighter and charismatic, might have been the AMC version or amalgam of both ‘Jesus’ and ‘Morgan’. While we will just have to wait and see, the addition of ‘Jesus’ would follow the comics and he is in fact an important and strong character who has saved Rick and many others countless times.