‘The Walking Dead’ boss: ‘We’re trying not to be the ‘character death show’’

10.10.14 3 years ago

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“The Walking Dead” boss: “We're trying not to be the 'character death show””
As Season 5 begins, showrunner Scott M. Gimple and creator Robert Kirkman want to emphasize that they don”t set out to kill characters. “We don't want to play it as like a tool in our tool chest or something that's some part of story rhythm,” says Gimple. Adds Kirkman: “No one in the writers' room is ever sitting around saying, 'We haven't killed someone in a while. We really need to kill someone.' It all comes  from story and if we ever decided that the story merited absolutely no characters deaths whatsoever in a season, we would definitely do that.”  PLUS: Expect a grisly season premiere, everything you need to know as Season 5 kicks off, the season premiere is “a dazzling adrenaline rush filled with suspense, righteous violence and, before it”s all over, genuine emotion,” and this is “The Walking Dead” at its best.

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