While The Walking Dead has adapted a number of characters and storylines from Robert Kirkman’s original comics, there is one element that has played an important role in the source the material but has yet to appear on the show: Winter. During a panel at the 2017 Walker Stalker Cruise, executive producer Greg Nicotero discussed how the series would pull of featuring some winter weather.
Nicotero revealed that he had once planned to produce a standalone episode of The Walking Dead set in winter and explained the challenges of including snow on the series.
“I don’t know how we would pull it off. I would love to do it. I know Scott [Gimple] would love to do it. The show is 52 weeks a year. To literally generate an in-between script and shoot in the winter, I don’t know how we would be able to pull it off even though I think it would be great. I think everybody would love to do it because it would be different. I would never wanna rule it out, but it’s tough because that would mean that in the middle of finishing episodes to air, we’d have to be writing another episode. Then you’d have to bring everybody back for a standalone which would be, probably, expensive.”
Of course, the famously hot weather of the Georgia shooting location could also prove to be a significant challenge for the crew to include winter weather on show. Would you like to see even a single episode of the series set in winter? Share your thoughts below!
The Walking Dead returns with new episode on February 12, 2017 on AMC.
Source: Walker Stalker Cruise (via Comicbook.com)