If you haven’t read the comics, don’t read this… there are a couple of spoilers ahead… nothing huge, just minor. Also, the trailers are rather grisly, watch at your own risk.
This week San Diego has been rocking the geek world left and right as Comic Con 2011 rages on in all of it’s bikini Leia and Dr. Manhattan glory… and out of this maelstrom of nerdism has come many wonderful gifts to the dorks among us… not least of which has been some new footage of the upcoming second season of The Walking Dead.
To say I’m a fan of this series, both comic and television, is a bit of an understatement… I loves me some zombies!; Well, we now have a little more info on what season two will both bring us and not bring us. What will we get? Hershel’s farm… Maggie… Otis. That much is certain… and in the four and a half minute preview we get a glimpse of Herschel and his farm. What will we not get? Michonne. She is apparently slated to come onboard in season three… so will we get to the prison next season or will that wait until the third. Tyrese? I have no clue, but I’m hoping.
Season one ended at what would have been issue six of the comic… if season two sticks with that format, we should end on issue twelve of the comic, thus landing at the gate of the prison. I guess we will have to wait. Of course the main difference here is the presence of Shane. How will things play out now that he is still among the living? Enquiring minds want to know… I suppose we will have to wait and see what Kirkman and company bring to the show.
If the previews below and the image above are any indication, season two should be an incredible ride and the continuation of an incredible story… I’m buckled in and looking forward to where this show takes us.
When I grow up I want to be Rick Grimes,
Cornelius J. Blahg