With filming for The Walking Dead slated to begin at the end of May, AMC is speaking to Georgia locals (where the show is filmed) to discuss their season 3 plans.
While speaking to the Seonia County Town Council, AMC’s Mike Riley dropped interesting details about season three:
While there has been some “Walking Dead” filming in Senoia in the past, the town is becoming a regular setting this season. “Senoia will become a town that is a sanctuary from the zombie apocalypse,” Riley said.
In the series, the town will be a place cordoned off from the zombie infested world outside. “You’re in a safe environment, If you’re outside it, you’re not,” Riley said. He said the town will be governed by “a benevolent dictator.”
The television crew will “build a temporary, movable perimeter wall,” Riley explained. Portions of Travis and Main streets will be closed to traffic at times during scenes that show the wall.
“It will look like a gate” made from “various paraphernalia — old tires, doors,” Riley said. The wall will be made so that is can be stored between episodes.
The block from Travis Street to Seavy Street “right now is being considered as our main set,” Riley said. An area of Johnson Street may also be used.
Some episodes may be almost entirely filmed in Senoia, and it is possible one or more episode might not be filmed in the town at all.
During the season two finale we saw the area known as The Prison in the comics that will be the aforementioned “safe environment.” You can see a photo of it below in case you forget:
Thanks to Times-Herald.com.