THE WALKING DEAD Season 3 By Director Guy Ferland
Director Guy Ferland talks The Walking Dead Season 3, "There's a little bit of first season peeking through this season..." Season 3 premieres Oct 14th on AMC.
|How Season 3 compares to the other seasons that he's also directed?
Ferland: There's a little bit of first season peeking through this season. In the first season it seemed like everything we were doing was new and there was a lot of discussion about who was going to live and who was going to die and what kind of tone the show was going to take. This year the same thing was introducing Woodbury. We were always asking the same questions: How self-sufficient do we make it? What are the citizens like? What kind of power does the town have?
On the transition of zombie action from the script to in front of the camera.
Ferland: There were a lot of instances this season where the zombie action was relentless but it wasn't spelled out in the script specifically. It would be written [that] Rick and the others... dispatch the remaining walkers, so it's my job to figure out what I wanted. Where is Daryl stabbing people once he's shot his bow? I'm always looking for new ways to execute the zombie action and I think we've done a lot of shooting in heads, so I was trying to bring something different.
On what his personal directorial style brings to
The Walking Dead.
Ferland: Well, I really like to reveal everything -- reveal the zombies' geography and reveal the choice of how to kill the zombie -- all from the hero's point of view. So if you follow Rick when he has to deal with a zombie, you'll see I reveal it when Rick sees it. You want it to feel like a funhouse with lots of surprises.
There's a bit more in the Q&A session with Ferland over at AMC so be sure to hit the source link below to read the full transcript.
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The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed for television by Frank Darabont. It is based on the comic book series, The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard.
The series stars Andrew Lincoln as Sheriff's Deputy Rick Grimes who wakes up after being in a coma to find the world dominated by "walkers", resembling the zombies of George A. Romero's horror movies. He sets out to find his family and other survivors along the way.
The series premiered on October 31, 2010, and is broadcast on the cable television channel AMC in the United States. The first season premiered to wide acclaim and was nominated for several awards, including the Best Television Series Drama at the 68th Golden Globe Awards. Based on its reception, AMC renewed the series for a second season of 13 episodes which premiered on October 16, 2011. Two episodes into the second season, AMC announced that the show would return for a third season.
The first season of The Walking Dead was well received by critics, with a rating of 82 out of a 100 on Metacritic. The season one premiere was watched by over 5.3 million people. The season two premiere was watched by more than 7 million viewers. The Walking Dead also received many nominations, including a Writers Guild of America Award and a Golden Globe Award for a Best Television Series Drama.
Running Time: 60 minutes (45 min actual air time)
Release Date: October 14 (Season 3-premiere)
TV Rating: TV-MA for sex & nudity, violence & gore, profanity, alchohol/drugs/smoking and frightening/intense scenes
Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal,Sarah Wayne Callies,Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus
Creators: Frank Darabont (show) Robert Kirkman (comic)
Written by: Frank Darabont, Charles H. Eglee, Jack LoGiudice, Robert Kirkman, Glen Mazzara, Adam Fierro, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore, Evan T. Reilly
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