It seems like there was a series of bad news stories coming out about The Walking Dead Season 2 a while back. Between Frank Darabont dropping out (or rather being fired), and the challenges we were all hearing about related to budget, etc. – it seemed like this season was plagued with difficulties.

However, I’m starting to see some cool news released. First, the Showrunner, Glen Mazzara, has given some hints to the general public about what the season will be about (you can see the full interview here).

Mazzara had this to say:

“In the graphic novel the story that takes place on Hershel’s farm is really only a few issues,” said Mazzara. “We’ve been able to mine that for many episodes, and we’re very excited about the depth to which we’re able to push the characters, the different dynamics that we’re able to explore. Our approach to our group of survivors when they reach Hershel’s farm is that they are a plague unto themselves. Nothing goes right for Hershel once Rick and his band show up. They make the zombie apocalypse look like kids in a candy story. What’s interesting is that if this was a show solely about Hershel, Rick and his band would really be the antagonists. And that’s been really surprising because every action that Rick and his band take is completely logical, but you’ll certainly sympathize with Hershel.”

My commentary on this is that Hershel’s farm was the platform by which many of the characters were introduced into the story.  It was kind of a pitstop along the road, as the group moved onto bigger and better things.  However, in season one of WD they really didn’t follow the plot too closely, and made a point to expand on certain plot point – which turned out great.  I’m really kind of excited to see where they take this – versus already knowing.

Another piece of info that is discussed during the interview is “the Governor.  When asked about his favorite part of the story that he’s looking forward to, Mazzara simply says:

“I am dying to meet the Governor.”

For those who don’t know, the Governor (without giving any spoilers away) turns out to be a huge character in the story and a game changer for the direction of the novel.

Third piece of good news is that the opening episode, set for October 16th, is going to be a full 90 Min. episode!   Which is always an awesome way to kick off a season.

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