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The Walking Dead Season Two Tease: What's In a Whisper?

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"Anytime you can end a season of a television show with a giant explosion, I say you go for it."

So laughed executive producer Robert Kirkman about this week's episode of The Walking Dead, which saw the survivors enter the Center for Disease Control, learn more about their plight (the outbreak is a global crisis) - and get out before the facility self-destructed.

This storyline was not included in the graphic novel series, which Kirkman created, but he told TV Guide that's fine with him.

Walking Dead Scene

"I'm very much opposed to showing what the actual cause [for the zombies] is and explaining how things work," Kirkman says. "But teasing a little bit is a great thing. If it adds an extra layer to the drama, then I'm all for it. It also led up to the fantastic mystery of the whisper Jenner gives to Rick at the end of that scene. That's going to play into Season 2 quite a bit. I know where that's going and it's really a cool bit."

Kirkman is also okay with the series diverging from his stories because he doesn't want the show spelled out for those who have read his books.

"One thing that's very important to me is that no one comes into this television show having read the comic knowing exactly what's going to happen," he says. "We're always going to change things up and keep people guessing."

So, what can fans expect to see on season two of The Walking Dead, which won't premiere until October 2011?

  • Hershel's farm.
  • The introduction of Maggie, a love interest for Glenn.
  • The introduction of Michonne, a sword-wielding survivor.
  • More of Merle.

"I am very open to the show being its own animal," Kirkman says. "And there [may be] certain things that are done that make it impossible to do something else from the comic book. As long as the show is entertaining and I am happy with how it's turning out, I think anything goes."

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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Really October Thats So Far Away At Least Show The First Episode Of The Season. Jeez I Can't Take That Long And You Only Showed About 3 Episodes For Season 1.

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I love that none of the characters are breathtakingly beautiful. They are attractive for sure but everyday attractive not the kind that you expect on the catwalk. It just makes it so much more realistic for me (walking zombies aside :p )

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...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................i can't wait that long.

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me, i've always been a fan of zombies.. from movies to video games.. (L4D anyone?) and sometimes, out of nowhere, i would wonder what i would do if i was the one in the same situation.. to the producers: you guys would have shot half way through the whole season by summer.. you gotta be kidding me! october?!!? air some earlier, please! please! please! else i gotta settle for some classic zombie movies..

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you know what, i wasn't a zombie fan at all, but this show has totally changed my perception of the genre. Extremely grpping and complelling story and i'm very excited about what season 2 brings. and i'll join the other's in saying; the sooner the better. :)

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Nooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

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oooohhhhh my god!!!!!!!!!!! october?????????????? that's not fair!!!!!!! we finally got the first zombie movie that didn't suck... and you want to air the next season in october??? you must be joking right??? i can't wait that long..... please air it sooner!!!

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This isn't right! Please air it sooner. ^_^
I love this film... KUDOS to the people behind this.
ZOMBIES = FUN!!!

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This isn't right! Please air it sooner. ^_^ I love this film... KUDOS to the people behind this. ZOMBIES = FUN!!!

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I LOVE THE SHOW, WAS HOOKED FROM THE BEGINNING, I AM REALLY GUTTED ABOUT FINDING OUT SERIES 2 IS NOT STARTING TILL OCTOBER, PLEASE START IT SOONER.

The Walking Dead Quotes

You walk outside, you risk your life. You take a drink of water, you risk your life. Nowadays you breath and you risk your life. You don’t have a choice. The only thing you can choose is what you’re risking it for.

Hershel

Anger makes you stupid. Stupid gets you killed.

Michonne
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