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Highlights From AMC's 'The Walking Dead' Panel At 2013 NYCC

Reported by Outsiders - 07:28 PM 2013.10.12
Andrew Lincoln, Chad Coleman, Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun, Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus and producers of "The Walking Dead" are presenting The Walking Dead panel at the 2013 New York Comic-Con.

The Walking Dead executive producers including Gale Anne Hurd are on stage.

An extended version from the four-minute promo is shown.

Question for Kirkman - What is the main threat in season four? "Squirrels" - Robert Kirkman

Greg Nicotero says the challenge in that respect is catching the group off guard.

Steven Yeun recalls getting his role. He was bummed because he auditioned for another show and didn't get the part, but then he scored Walking Dead just a month later.

For Lauren Cohan - if Maggie had to choose between Glenn and her father, who would she choose? Cohan says she thinks her dad would want her to pick her boyfriend.

They turn the question on Yeun. "I would make her pick Hershel and then I would drift away on plywood forever."

Nicotero talks about a special walker on the way - "pushing it to the limit ... We've done a lot more to the walkers." There's a lot more "proximity" to them.

Chad Coleman's turn to talk!

In regards to the fact that Tyreese is a fan favorite, he says that it helped that Kirkman thought he could fill his shoes.

Kirkman adds that he wanted Coleman to play Tyreese even before The Walking Dead existed.

Norman Reedus talks about Daryl's emotional state after losing his brother. Reedus says he's grown up a lot and has found self worth through these people. "He's going into season four [in] full-blown wolf mode. He mean what he says and he wears his heart on his sleeve."

Are there any new weapons this season? There's a lot of action at the fence. Glenn comes up with a novel weapon to defend the fence, but in the show, they beef it up.

Josh McDermitt will play Eugene. He will be fully mullet-ed.

Melissa McBride was supposed to be here today, but she got the flu.

Scott M. Gimple says that she displayed strength in season one. In the beginning of season three, she becomes a good shot. In the fourth season, she's teaching kids about knives. Remember, she has a daughter that died, so she's making sure these other kids don't become victims.

Scott M. Gimple explains that the actors don't get a lot of notice when they kill a character off.

"This is an amazing journey that I've been on since the first frame." Lincoln continues and notes that it's tough to see someone goes, but as long as they honor the death and it serves a purpose, it's worth it. "Hopefully it makes the story even stronger."

Lincoln says Chandler Riggs will kick ass this season. "Wait for episode nine!"

Reedus says, "I'm working on the Carol thing," when asked about the possibility of more romance for Daryl.

Lincoln says that there's an episode coming up with a script that left him shellshocked. "We are gonna get in so much trouble with this episode."

A question for Norman on playing a character that wasn't in the comics. Reedus recalls reading the pilot and not caring. He wanted to be on the show no matter what.

They show a still of a very special zombie that they call "the moss walker." He's practically a skeleton and has somewhat grown into the ground.

Final clip before the panel ends...

Daryl is driving a car with Michonne, Tyreese and one other inside. Someone realizes that they hear voices on the radio. As Daryl scans the stations trying to find more, he accidentally runs the car right into a walker. They realize it's a horde of walkers. Daryl throws the car into reverse, running over a bunch of walkers. They eventually pile up so the car is stuck with the rear wheel spinning, kicking up loads of walker blood.

PANEL ENDS...




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