In an online interview it was revealed that Frank Darabont envisioned having several self-contained episodes that would not continue the main story. One such episode would have been the Season 2 premiere. It would have involved Sam Witwer (who Darabont used in The Mist (2007) and played the tank zombie in the series premiere) as a soldier in a Black Hawk Down (2001)-styled Atlanta. Witwer's character would have encountered several of the cast before being bitten and locking himself in the tank.
I was wrong. I thought after living behind these walls for so long that... maybe they couldn't learn. But today, I saw what they could do, what 'we' could do. If we work together, we'll rebuild the walls. We'll expand the walls. There'll be more, ...
Most characters look over fed and none suffer from the medical, dental, hygiene or hunger challenges they should be facing. Realistically, people should be tired, bony, dying of simple infections, minor injuries, colds and the flu.
Many characters appear to be overweight or of healthy size. This makes no sense considering the constant search for dwindling food supplies.
With each passing year (or season) the title of the show (seen when the theme song is playing) decays a little more. Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd confirmed this.
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