With The Walking Dead being such an upbeat, happy-go-lucky show, it looks like the producers have finally decided to knuckle down and make it a bit darker. Needless to say, most of the previous statement is having a giggle.
Actor Andrew Lincoln who plays sheriff Rick Grimes in the hit zombie show has been chatting to InsideTV about the tone of the next series and with us already knowing things would get particularly grim this year (here), it looks like we better get ouselves prepared for an assault on the senses: “Because their leader [Rick] is incredibly uncompromising, I think he is dragging a lot of those people into a place that is darker, more brutal, and there will be fallout from that. So it feels like it’s a more grown-up show. It fees like we’re heading into the heart of darkness. Brutal is the word for this season. It’s always been pretty intense, but this season I think is very hard hitting. People should be prepared for that, I think.
“Rick is probably at the most complete place he’s been ever since the apocalypse started. He’s a man who doesn’t doubt himself anymore, and he’s accepted his brutality as much as his humanity. So I think he’s in an incredibly powerful and dangerous place.”
Regarding the people in Terminus where the cast found themselves at the end of last season, he just said: “You stand alongside Rick, you’re family. You stand in opposition to him, you’re a problem.”
Check out the full interview below:
Based on the comic created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard, The Walking Dead season 5 premieres Sunday, October 12th at 9:00pm ET/PT.