It is well known that instead of starting with Rick talking into his walkie-talkie and then the group being pretty much already out of Atlanta, the original plan for THE WALKING DEAD‘s season 2 premiere was to pick up just seconds after the CDC was blown to bits in the season 1 finale. I was on set playing the part of a zombie for an intense sequence in which Shane’s car breaks down just a few blocks away from the explosion, leaving him isolated from the group and having to fight off and outrun an army of the undead before finally being rescued by the group in the RV. But what happened after that?
In this clip following Shane’s rescue, we see the survivors trying to seek shelter with some familiar faces from season 1— Guillermo and the Vatos. But when Rick and Co. arrive back at the nursing home where Glenn was once held hostage, well…the people they find there are not people at all, setting off a frenzied attack.
Be sure to tune right on in (unless you have DISH Network) October 14 when The Walking Dead returns to AMC, and don’t forget to pick up Season 2 on special edition Blu-ray and DVD on August 28th.
The second season of AMC’s zombie epic THE WALKING DEADwill be hitting blu-ray and dvd August 28th! I’m running out of shelf space! Time for new shelves! Below is the official press release announcing the release along with the special bonus features that will be included.
FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:
The series Variety called “creepy from the first frame” gets a release on Blu-ray™ and DVD that will make the dead rise! Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly releases the AMC original series THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON on August 28th, with an SRP of $69.99 for the Blu-ray™, and $59.98 for the DVD. A truly unique and very limited edition zombie head case created and designed by McFarlane Toys will also be available as Blu-ray™ only for an SRP of $99.99. The 4-Disc sets will contain all 13 episodes of the second season and will be loaded with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, featurettes and audio commentaries.
THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON is the much anticipated next chapter to the acclaimed post zombie apocalypse series. When we last left the “The Walking Dead,” the characters were in the midst of a high-intensity struggle to survive, fleeing the CDC as it burst into flames. In Season 2 they are still fighting zombies, and each other, facing more threats and obstacles than ever before.
Based on the hugely successful and popular comic books written by Robert Kirkman, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” captures the ongoing human drama after a zombie apocalypse. The series follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually), who are traveling in search of a safe and secure home. However, instead of the zombies, it’s the living who still remain that may be the biggest threat. Jon Bernthal (Rampart) plays Shane Walsh, Rick’s sheriff’s department partner before the apocalypse, and Sarah Wayne Callies (“Prison Break”), is Rick’s wife, Lori. THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON cast also includes Laurie Holden (Fantastic Four), Steven Yeun (My Name is Jerry), Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints), Jeffrey DeMunn (The Shawshank Redemption), Chandler Riggs (Get Low), Iron E. Singleton (Seeking Justice) and Melissa McBride (The Mist). Guest stars for the second season include Lauren Cohan (“Chuck”), Scott Wilson (Monster) and Pruitt Taylor Vince (Constantine).
“The Walking Dead” is a hit with both audiences and critics. The first season won the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or Special and was nominated for Emmys® in Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series and Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series. Season 1 also garnered a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Television Series – Drama and was named to the American Film Institute’s (AFI) Top 10 Programs of the Year (2010), among other accolades.
Bonus Features Will Include:
Audio Commentaries with Cast and Crew on Episodes 1, 7, 8, 11 and 13
8 Deleted Scenes
11 Never-Before-Seen Featurettes:
1. All the Guts Inside – Featurette
2. Live or Let Die – Featurette
3. The Meat of the Music – Featurette
4. Fire on the Set – Featurette
5. The Ink Is Alive – Featurette
6. The Sound of the Effects – Featurette
7. In the Dead Water – Featurette
8. You Could Make a Killing – Featurette
9. She Will Fight – Featurette
10. The Cast on Season 2 – Featurette
11. Extra Wardrobe – Featurette
Check out this preview from The Walking Dead: Season 2 bonus feature ALL THE GUTS INSIDE:
Check out the video below for the cast and crew talking a bit about what to expect in season 3 of AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD while on the set shooting the first episode. From what they have to say, it sounds like we’re going to get a wild ride in the new season which works for me. More zombie violence and mayhem…less soap opera and wondering if Carl is in the house. Fingers crossed!