Last week we had the chance to sit down with the showrunner and some of the cast of FOX’s The Walking Dead, to talk all about Season 8 Part B of the long running show.
You NEED to be caught up with the show to avoid spoilers.
Our coverage of the second part of Season 8 of AMC/FOX’s flagship show included time with Greg Nicotero (series showrunner, director, special effects master), British actor Tom Payne (plays Jesus), Scottish actress Pollyanna McIntosh (plays Jadis), Austin Amelio (plays Dwight), Christian Serratos (plays Rosita), Steven Ogg (plays Simon) and Ross Marquand (plays Aaron).
They talk about their fun and struggles on set, and how their characters change allegiance over time and working with Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan. They also talk about the amazing special costume effect and make-up for the zombies (as well as telling us their favourite creatures) and which other character they’d want to play. They also talk of being on the show while it continues to get bigger and bigger.
And yes – they talk about that grinder scene…
Part B of Season 8 of The Walking Dead is upon us with Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohen, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride and Lennie James return to face off against the zombie nightmare once more.
Here are the interview, conducted by Paul Mayers.
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The Walking Dead Season 8 Part B Cast Interviews
The Walking Dead season 8 Part B synopsis:
All out war has had a devastating impact on every person involved. The communities themselves are fractured. Alexandria has been destroyed, the Hilltop finds themselves pinned, and the Kingdom is shattered — half of them dead, the other half controlled by the Saviors. At the very center — Rick, having been distracted by the conflict, has just returned home to learn that Carl, who heroically shepherded the Alexandrians to safety during Negan’s attack, has been bitten by a walker. Once his sole motivation in this otherwise stark existence, Rick is forced to deal with this reality. Carl has always been a beacon of hope, a symbol for the remaining thread of humanity — lessons that the survivors around him would be wise to take with them as this war surges onward. But Rick isn’t the only person who’s living in peril. Aaron and Enid are in a dire situation at Oceanside — unclear if they’re in friendly territory, or if they’ve just made new enemies. Father Gabriel will do his part in attempting to smuggle Dr. Carson safely back to the Hilltop and a pregnant Maggie is wrestling with the many moral gray areas that come with leadership during war. In a standoff with the Saviors, she must decide how to proceed with the dozens of POW lives she’s currently in control of, as well as new complications that come with being a leader. In addition to the war, Negan continues to deal with struggles within his ranks as workers, traitors, and others’ thirst for power cause conflict at the Sanctuary. Having gifted the Saviors a major victory, Eugene’s loyalty is repeatedly tested as new obstacles present themselves. As all-out-war consumes us, the line between good and evil continues to blur. People fighting for what they believe in. Everybody working together for something bigger — to feel safe and have a world worth living in.