(SPOILERS) 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Walking Dead Premiere...

(SPOILERS) 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Walking Dead Premiere…

By Brock Swinson | Monday Monday Staff -    2017-02-21

Gregory Calls Rick Grimes “Ricky” Because…

On Talking Dead, Walking Dead Director Greg Nicotero said Xander Berkeley, who plays Gregory, would deliver a different name every time to throw off actor Andrew Lincoln. The final version included “Ricky” but he also said “Richie” and a few other names. Nicotero also said this was done because Gregory doesn’t care about Rick and Maggie. He considers them like flies he needs to swat around his head. 

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

Same Highway As Used For Missing Sophie

This is the same stretch of highway that was previously used to film the herd scene where the gang lost Sophie back in Season 2 of The Walking Dead. 

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

The Kingdom’s Produce Is Donated To The Homeless

Each week, all of the vegetables in the Kingdom are donated to local homeless shelters and charities within the Atlanta area. 

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

Hilltop Is Made Of Paper

There was some Reddit speculation that the background of this photo (within the door) was made of paper. It’s a few feet from the door, but Chandler Riggs later confirmed this rumor to be true. 

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

Actor Khary Payton Just Now Met The Cast

Khary Payton who plays King Ezekiel didn’t actually meet the rest of the cast until they filmed “Rock in the Road.” The first scene they shot was when the King was outside the following morning. The actor turned and said, “I got nothing. They’re in perfect position and also really mad at me. It was like my TV came to life.” Director Nicotero said that Payton had never missed a line before…

How would you react if you met Rick and the gang in real life?

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

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Brock Swinson is the author of 'How Hollywood Screenwriters Annihilate Writer's Block,' which includes advice from Aaron Sorkin, William Monahan, and Cary Fukunaga. Get it for free or listen to interviews at the "Creative Principles with Brock Swinson" podcast on the website above.

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