Highlights from the EW:
Why did you guys decide to have Madison and Travis be teachers and start off in a school setting?
I thought it was cool. There’s logistical knowledge, there’s people management, a lot of skills that come from that. And to a certain extent, I think schoolteachers are on the front lines of a lot of things these days with kids and parents and families and all kinds of different elements of society. They are fairly tough individuals, so we’re going to be dealing with a couple of fairly tough individuals on this show.
When exactly does this show start in relation to the outbreak?
We’re very early, but if you think about the way a zombie outbreak would happen, it would happen very organically. It would be happening for a while behind the scenes. In pockets of civilization there would be news stories that didn’t really make sense and didn’t seem connected. And that’s kind of where we pick things up. There are a lot of things on the news, there’s a lot of chatter and paranoia and concern. And yet the vast majority of the population is ignoring these things and talking about their daily lives, and that’s kind of where we pick things up. And things ramp up very quickly from there.
Are we going to then see people first experience symptoms and get a look at what the first walkers look like?
Greg Nicotero and his team have definitely come up with a very unique take on our early walkers. It will harken back a little bit to the early days of the first season of The Walking Dead. But there’s also going to be some nuance, and some cool things added in that will give this show a very unique look. So yeah, there’s going to be a lot of differences and definitely a lot of cool things for fans to catch on to, because they’re actually going to see the early days for the first time.
Read the full Interview at the Entertainment Weekly.