Back in 2010, a certain Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) woke up from a coma to discover that the world was in ruins and he would have to lead a group of survivors to stay alive in the face of a zombie apocalypse. It was the start of The Walking Dead phenomenon. Now it draws to a conclusion with the second half of the eleventh and final season hitting our screens on the 20th of this month. The first half was the most in-demand show around when it aired last summer, so who knows what lies in store for part two? Not that it’s a show that does anything by halves.
With spin-offs already in the pipeline – especially one starring Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Carol (Melissa McBride) – it’ll be more a case of “see you soon” instead of “goodbye” as far as some of the characters are concerned. But, before filming was completely over and the cast could concentrate on the wrap party to end all wrap parties, some of the key people from the show sat down with us to reminisce, speculate and look forward to the future.
Ross Marquand, who plays Aaron, and Lauren Ridloff, who stars as Connie, discussed their respective superpowers in the show – and Lauren imagined what Connie would be like if she had the super speed of Makkari, who the actor played in Marvel’s Eternals.
Eleanor Matsuura (Yumiko) described her feelings at being the final British actor in the show (others, as well as Lincoln, have included David Morrissey and Lennie James) and Paola Lazaro, who plays Juanita (better known as Princess) talked about her character’s record store history and whether there was any similarity between their tastes in music.
And Lynn Collins, who stars as the fearsome Leah, reflected on being the new girl on set, as well as the reason why she won’t be secretly choosing a memento of the show from the props department.
You can watch the interviews below.
Part 2 of the final season of The Walking Dead premieres on Star on Disney+ on 20th February.