‘Walking Dead’ producer: ‘We’re dealing with a whole other threat’

Oct. 20, 2013 | 5:20 p.m.

Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and walkers in a scene from "The Walking Dead." (Gene Page / AMC)

Glenn (Steven Yeun) fights off a walker in a scene from "The Walking Dead." (Gene Page / AMC)

Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan) in a scene from "The Walking Dead." (Gene Page / AMC)

Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson) and Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) in a scene from "The Walking Dead." (Gene Page / AMC)

Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Carol (Melissa Suzanne McBride) in a scene from "The Walking Dead." (Gene Page / AMC)

Bob Stookey (Larry Gilliard Jr.) in a scene from "The Walking Dead." (Gene Page / AMC)

“The Walking Dead” returns Sunday after a record-breaking season premiere that attracted some 16.1 million viewers, making the AMC zombie drama one of the most watched shows on television.

The second episode of season 4, titled “Infected,” picks up the action in the wake of the mysterious death of one of the residents of the prison, with the incident threatening the stability of life inside the prison sanctuary.

In an interview with Hero Complex, “Walking Dead” executive producer Greg Nicotero said that event put “a ticking time bomb right in the middle of cell block C.”

“We know we’re dealing with a whole other threat — the potential of a disease that can kill you before you even have an opportunity to tell anybody that you’re sick,” Nicotero said.

To see what else he had to say, check out our two-part interview with Nicotero here and here, and click through the gallery above for images from “Infected” and the premiere episode, “30 Days Without an Accident,” which was written by new show runner Scott M. Gimple.

For a behind-the-scenes visit to the Georgia set of the show, head over to our sister blog Showtracker for a detailed report written by Greg Braxton.

– Gina McIntyre

Follow us on Twitter: @LATHeroComplex

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One Response to ‘Walking Dead’ producer: ‘We’re dealing with a whole other threat’

  1. Sherlockian says:

    sounds like Ebola, so virulent that it kills its host before it can spread. I guess in a confined area like a prison it could be a problem. but you know, the walking dead sucks, so if we're lucky it will kill everyone.

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