AMC's The Walking Dead Casts More Zombie Fodder

By Jesse Carp 2011-06-28 13:04:14 discussion comments
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The first season of The Walking Dead was very well received, but the problem with these kinds of shows -- ones that regularly kill off their characters -- is that they need constant and continual casting. And trust me, a lot of characters in this series don't last very long. No spoilers, but I will say this: no one is safe.

Before we get to the casting news, I just want to touch on that last line. The sense of danger and doom for each and every one of the characters is what makes the comic book so gripping and original. I'm not being clichéd; in Kirkman's series literally no one is safe. And that's what kind of disappointed me about the first series, that no one of any real consequence died. In the graphic novel main characters die...and I think we might start to see this take shape in the show in the second season.

The latest potential victims joining the zombie drama, according to TVGuide, are Scott Wilson and Laura Cohan. TV Guide caught up with executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, who had this to say about Wilson and his character, Hershel Greene: "He's a veterinarian with a great sense of humanity and a very unique take on the Walkers." Expect Hershel to endure great heartache as "not everyone in his family survives." And speaking of his family, Laura Cohan will play his daughter, Maggie, one of the few Greene children to survive the initial phase of the outbreak. Pruitt Taylor Vince was also cast last week as a ranch hand on the Greene farm (another lamb to the slaughter).

Who will last once Grimes and crew show up and bring the inevitable flesh-eating drama with them? We'll have to wait and see. The Walking Dead returns to AMC for Season 2 this fall (probably around Halloween).
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