THE WALKING DEAD Producers ‘Can’t Make All Fans Happy’, ‘Huge Payoff’ In Season 2.5

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Walking Dead EPs Glen Mazzara and Robert Kirkman discuss the challenge of satisfying the show’s “two different audiences” and tease the big payoffs that are coming in the second half of the season.

On the show’s fanbase, Kirkman believes they fall into two distinct groups:

“As far as the show goes, there are these two distinct audiences. There is the audience that loves watching zombies get their heads split open and there is an audience that just loves watching people kiss and deal with this horrific world they’re living in. It’s a fun game to watch them bounce back and forth between being really happy and unhappy.”

On satisfying the different fan groups:

“It’s kind of a strange thing that we have two different audiences watching this show, but we’re never going to make them happy at the same time. At the end of the day, we’re trying to do a cool show that they all seem to dig, so we’ve just got to keep doing what we do.”

Mazzara on laying the foundations for an action-packed second half of the season:

“If there’s a zombie attack in every other scene the show would play as a video game and people would not really respond to it. I think in our midseason finale, we were building to that climax to where Sophia comes out of the barn, remember that was a twist on already a big scene. That was by design and the entire season has been designed to have huge payoffs, smaller character moments and I think that there’s a lot of things in the show that satisfies many people in the audience. At the end of the run all fans will be happy with this show. It’s just packed, particularly in the second half of the season.”

Source: MTV Splashpage

The Walking Dead returns Sunday, Feb 12 on AMC

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  1. says

    I’m not buying it.
    I really think the show is suffering budgetwise, in storytelling and [lack of] different locations.
    Season 1 was total greatness, had lots of action and storywise it took the viewer to all sorts of places.
    Season 2 is lacking almost everything that made S1 a huge success.

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