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Andrew Lincoln warns The Walking Dead is about to get REALLY disturbing

September 7th, 2014 by Marc Comments

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.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….