“The Walking Dead” stars Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Norman Reedus, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, and introducing Danai Gurira as Michonne and David Morrissey as The Governor join executive producer and showrunner Glen Mazzara, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, and special effects makeup supervisor and co-executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick.
The panelists will discuss the wildly successful second season of “The Walking Dead” and what to look forward to in Season 3, debuting this fall on AMC. You can check out our live blog below!
Watch the Comic-Con trailer for Season 3:
You can check out the archived version of our live blog below:
1:32 Comment From Chris in Nova Scotia. hey, is this actually live
1:32 ComingSoon.net: They should be starting shortly.
1:36 Silas Lesnick: We’ve begun!
1:36 Silas Lesnick: They’re joking about spoilers and how little they can reveal.
1:36 Silas Lesnick: “We open on a scene of ‘I can’t tell you’ and move to a scene of ‘you’ll have to wait and see'”.
1:36 Silas Lesnick: “Season three starts at the level that season two ended and does not stop.”
1:37 Comment From Will Mendoza Well where is the video feed?? I dont see it?
1:37 ComingSoon.net: Video feeds are not allowed.
1:37 Silas Lesnick: Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero have taken the stage
1:38 Silas Lesnick: The look of the zombies are evolving and getting perfected makeup-wise.
1:38 Silas Lesnick: The plan is also to adjust the look of the dead based on how long they’ve been dead.
1:38 Silas Lesnick: There are many more puppet and other non-makeup zombies this year.
1:39 Silas Lesnick: Greg is directing an episode and is excited that his episode contains a number of distinct scenes from the comic
1:40 Silas Lesnick: Gale says that Woodbury is as exciting as the prison
1:41 Silas Lesnick: She says that the intensity of Michonne is incredible
1:42 Silas Lesnick: Showrunner Glenn Mazzara is here and seems to be teasing a new surprise that they’re going to reveal
1:44 Silas Lesnick: Here it comes…
1:44 Silas Lesnick: The season premiere will be October 14th!
1:45 Silas Lesnick: The first clip is about to happen! Back in a second…
1:50 Silas Lesnick: It’s a lengthy trailer for the new season, most of which is set to a variety of gospel-style songs.
1:50 Silas Lesnick: We see lots of the prison and battling zombies inside and out
1:50 Silas Lesnick: Michonne is seen kicking major ass
1:50 Silas Lesnick: There’s the intro of the Governor and him welcoming survivors to Woodbury
1:51 Silas Lesnick: Tensions clearly grow, however, and he says, “We’re going to take back what’s ours.”
1:51 Silas Lesnick: There’s footage of everyone getting the prison prepared to block out both human and zombie attacks
1:52 Silas Lesnick: The tagline is “Fight the Dead. Fear the living.”
1:52 Silas Lesnick: We end with a quick shot of Merle. He’s got some elaborate spear/weapon where his hand was lost.
1:53 Silas Lesnick: With much applause, the cast takes the stage
1:54 Silas Lesnick: They’re joking about how terrible it would be for even a single zombie to start a viral spread in the Hall H crowd.
1:54 Silas Lesnick: 6,500 hundred fans are here and many, many more still outside in line
1:55 Silas Lesnick: To answer one of the questions, I don’t think Michonne is ever actually seen at the prison in the footage.
1:57 Silas Lesnick: Laurie Holden is talking about getting time with just Danai Gurira’s Michonne.
1:58 Silas Lesnick: Steven Yeun says that Glenn gets “a very identifiable arc” this season. It’s very much about a boy becoming a man.
2:00 Silas Lesnick: Lauren Cohan is speaking about Maggie and how much of an insane world she’s been thrown into.
2:00 Silas Lesnick: “The farm was a walk in the park compared to where we are now.”
2:01 Silas Lesnick: She’s joking that the prison set is super-cold and it’s a strange balance to their incredibly hot outdoor shooting
2:01 Silas Lesnick: Danai is speaking about Michonne and all the fighting moves that she has learned already.
2:02 Silas Lesnick: She’s talking about all the things she eats to stay in shape and has gotten really into health food.
2:03 Silas Lesnick: David Morrissey is being asked about The Governor
2:04 Silas Lesnick: He says he’s been very embraced by the incredible family of the show’s cast and crew
2:04 Silas Lesnick: It’s his first Comic-Con ever and he’s a bit overwhelmed
2:04 Comment From Will Mendoza When will the trailer and scene be online? as soon as the panel ends? if so what time does it end?
2:04 ComingSoon.net: We believe today sometime.
2:05 ComingSoon.net: The trailer that is.
2:05 Comment From NRW Dude, thank you for this, I can’t be there so you’re really making my day by live blogging!
2:05 ComingSoon.net: No problem!
2:05 Silas Lesnick: Andrew Lincoln is talking about Rick’s arc
2:06 Silas Lesnick: He’s been the good guy all along and he’s slowly changing as he gets hardened by what he’s going through
2:07 Silas Lesnick: He’s comparing Rick’s experiences to what happens in Cormac McCarthy’s THE ROAD
2:07 Silas Lesnick: “This season is about him very much realizing that he needs other people to survive.”
2:07 Silas Lesnick: The floor is opening up to audience questions
2:08 Silas Lesnick: They’re asking Andrew what role he would pick if he wasn’t playing Rick
2:09 Silas Lesnick: He’s saying that he finds Chandler Riggs’ Carl incredible
2:09 Silas Lesnick: Andrew is awed by a cosplayer asking a question dressed exactly like Rick
2:09 Silas Lesnick: They’re laughing that his name is actually Carl
2:10 Silas Lesnick: He’s asking how the non-American audience get the accents down
2:11 Silas Lesnick: Andrew says that shooting in the south really helps capture the accents without overdoing it.
2:12 Comment From Guest Will there be a transcript available of this blog after the panel?
2:12 ComingSoon.net: You can just replay it after it’s done.
2:12 Silas Lesnick: He says that he had to be dialed back a bit when the show began
2:14 Silas Lesnick: A girl in a “Team Dixon” shirt is asking if we’ll ever see the history of Daryl
2:14 Silas Lesnick: He says that an upcoming Activision game will focus on Daryl and Merle
2:14 Silas Lesnick: (Norman Reedus, that is)
2:15 Silas Lesnick: A young girl is asking about how the cast would fare in a real-world apocalypse
2:16 Silas Lesnick: Steven Yeun is saying that he might have trouble because he is kind of lazy
2:16 Silas Lesnick: He says that, “If there are a lot of attractive women around, I’ll stay.”
2:17 Silas Lesnick: “If there’s just a bunch of bros, I’ll maybe just lay down and let one bite me.”
2:17 Silas Lesnick: Someone is asking if Daryl might make an appearance in the comics
2:18 Silas Lesnick: Kirkman says that it’s tricky to work new things in because he plans so far ahead and knows exactly where it’s headed.
2:18 Silas Lesnick: He can change course, but he’s working way, way ahead
2:19 Silas Lesnick: They’re making fun of Steven because so many young girls keep telling them they’re in love with him.
2:19 Silas Lesnick: “We know your demographic now!” says the moderator
2:21 Silas Lesnick: Sarah Wayne Callies is saying that people come up to her in public and are angry about the things that Lori has done on the show.
2:22 Silas Lesnick: Norman is joking that he’s terrible at fishing in real life. He tried to take his son out and they used bacon as bait thinking “everyone loves bacon”. They didn’t catch anything in five hours.
2:24 Silas Lesnick: David jokes that, if he had a chance, he’d probably wind up exactly like The Governor.
2:25 Silas Lesnick: Another announcement is coming…
2:26 Silas Lesnick: They’ve picked someone from the audience and are going to turn them into a zombie for the show.
2:28 Silas Lesnick: They’re showing the trailer again to end the panel. That looks like it, but we’re going to hold on one more minute in case there’s any last-minute suprises.
2:29 Silas Lesnick: The song in the trailer looks to be “The Parting Glass”. You can read the lyrics here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Parting_Glass
2:30 Silas Lesnick: We don’t see Michonne in the prison, but we DO see her in Woodbury
2:32 Silas Lesnick: Merle’s line at the end (we couldn’t hear it because of the applause earlier) is “How about a big hug for your old pal Merle?” as he lifts his new bayonet-arm.
2:32 Silas Lesnick: That’s it! We’ll start GAME OF THRONES soon!