Considering the show’s humble beginning on Room 6 and now the transition to the cavernous Hall H, the packed-to-capacity San Diego Convention Center venue was a perfect fit considering the popularity of the show.
In addition to the news that the upcoming season will launch Oct. 14, auds were also privy to a first look at the trailer as was well as new characters David Morrissey as the Governor of Woodbury and Danai Gurira as Michonne.
“This next season will be fantastic, not just because of a prison location but because we introduce Woodbury and we get the kick-ass Michonne,” said exec producer Gale Anne Hurd.
“We are in the zone on this one. We are really pushing each other,” said exec producer and showrunner Glen Mazzara. “We have to stay true to the comic, but what is good about that is we have the time to do it.”
The cast chatted about the problems filming in a prison (“We all have black lung now,” joked Steven Yeun), odd run-ins with fans (“I only play a home wrecker on TV,” said Sarah Wayne Callies) and the love they have for their fans, especially the ladies.
As for hints on next season, “We open with a scene of We Can’t Tell You and transition to Wait and See,” added creator Robert Kirkman.