It’s still a couple of months until season two of The Walking Dead revs up on AMC, but details about the second season are starting to lurk on-line.
Director Gwyneth Horder-Payton, who helms the season premiere, says she’s learned some things about the show as it heads into the new season.
“What we discovered is that when you suddenly find yourself a member of a very small tribe who can’t wander very far, the notions of public and private change,” she says.
“People have to give moments of privacy to people even though they’re sitting five feet away,” she elaborated. “So you have Lori and Rick who want to have a private moment, but can’t walk away so they have a private moment within a group.”
Asked if these post-apocalyptic survival scenarios mirror the environment on the set of a post-apocalyptic survival television series, Horder-Payton replied: “Now, that’s interesting. The social structure of set life has nothing to do with post-zombie apocalypse. But people are thrown together to make a movie or make a TV show. As a director, I’m thrown in there and I work with these people intensely for seven or eight days, and you tell these people secrets the first day that you wouldn’t tell even some of your friends. It happens. You have to bond immediately in order to get through this thing. And then, it’s over and as director it’s very painful because you leave and you may never see them again.”