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."

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I feel the walking dead should be a series just like any other series and this is the best series.iam a zombie fan. I watched the whole series and I love it .I have zombie movies and games for xbox 360 please please think about it . I really don't want to wait till Oct. 2011 please show sooner


I feel the walking dead should be a series just like any other series and this is the best iam a zombie fan I watched the whole series and I love it .I have zombie movies and games for xbox 360 please please think about it . I really don't want to wait till Oct. 2011 please show sooner and yes I would love to be a zombie on the series.PLEASE!!


OCTOBER 2011 this is bullshit this show is great and they are going to ruin it buy putting it on ,on 2011 because people will loose interest i wish it was out earlier


i will be disappointed if it will resume in oct next year..make it earlier..i did not missed single episodes of this series,every week i watch it online coz im a zombie fan PLSSSSSSS,,PLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS MAKE IT EARLIER..WHY NOT THIS COMING SUMMER!!PLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS


well as people said WTF OCTOBER 2011..??? U KIDDING?? the show is awesome, come on theres no law, they should grab automatic weapons and stuff.. anyway we can do nothing about it to speed up things but at least tell me next season will have at least 12 episodes.. SIX episodes is a joke


OCTOBER?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF!!!!! I cant believe there making us wait that long for the second series! Why why why? Its the best thing thats been on tele in years & 10 months is a long time to wait!!!!!!!!! SORT IT OUT!!!!!!




OK I love zombies and i love this the walking dead so much but when i see dead soldiers on the floor and next to them M4s acog and red dots sight i get mad with the guys who just walk by and dont common sense M4 VS SHOT GUN 30 BULLETS TO 5 SHOTS OR 8 ON ON SHOTTY I WAS IN THE ARMY as an x soldier i hate to see this not saying that we cant loose the control of th area because the weapons we have but im sure a sqaud qould survive and not die and if zombies are atracted to sound then we will use silencers if someone reads this plz make a movie where some arrmy poeple survive or in the show it can even be funny four army buudies live threw end of days just dont go on killing all and leaving civillians alive i understand the 2 cops in the walking dead there awsome but plz dont make it look like every army guy would die and plz when M4 VS SHOTGUN M4 WINS 1 SHOT ONE KILL LOVE THE SHOW DONT THINK BECAUSE WHAT I SAID MEANS ANYTHING JUST A POINT OF VIEW


i cant believe we have to wait until end of 2011 for resume season 2, well i guess if its gonna b good do to efects ill b worth it then


Why so long? honestly, why october? i could understand march, maybe april, but OCTOBER? thats some bs

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.


How many walkers have you killed? How many people have you killed? Why?