‘The Walking Dead’ Season 3 Premiere: More Zombies, Butt-Kicking

It seems like the survivors will have to fight a lot more zombies in Season 3 of The Walking Dead.

From the opening shot it’s clear the third season of ‘The Walking Dead’ is going to be the bloodiest yet.

According to reports, the props department warned star Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes, about the carnage he was about to face in the season premiere.

“They said there are more zombie kills in this episode than in the whole of Season 1,” Lincoln said during the show’s panel Saturday at New York Comic Con.

The bonus badassery is a thank you to fans, who are looking forward to watching the return of the zombie massacre, said comic creator and show executive producer Robert Kirkman.

“We’re back in a big way,” Kirkman said. “Backing off in any way or slowing the pace down would’ve been a mistake.”

“It worked out really well when the show premiered,” exhibitor David Andry said of the convention’s timing with the show’s season debut.

“It built hype for the first season, and [since then] we’ve been pretty steady with how busy we are. It’s really nice that people come out and are excited about the show and the graphic novels,” he added.

“Everybody at the booth loves the show as well,” said Andry, and avid graphic novel reader who has been working with “The Walking Dead” for three years. “We’re gonna try to watch it al together if we can get the booth to shut down.”

Robert Kirkman, the writer behind the graphic novel series, also believes that the show will ensure that his vision translates from pages to screen.

“It has the same feel, even if the plot isn’t the same,” Andry said. “If you enjoy the graphic novel you’ll like the show.”

As The New York Daily News reports, for the first five minutes of season 3’ premiere there are no dialogues, only visual hints that months have passed since Rick together with his band of survivors escaped the zombie horde that descended on the farm.

The first episode, titled Seed, misses seven months after the events of March’s Season 2 finale, which saw Rick Grimes, wife Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) and the rest of the band of the survivors routed from the farm owned by Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson), when a herd of zombies descended on the place en masse.

However, it’s spring now, and the situation has changed. Lori’s pregnant, Hershel’s beard and Carl’s, well, whole body, Toronto Sun reveals.

The episode’s open has Rick, Daryl (Norman Reedus), T-Dog (IronE Singleton) and the rest of the crew silently raiding a house for supplies while popping walkers in the head with silenced handguns.

Wonder, but there’s a surprising addition to the zombie-kill society: Carl takes part in the action – apparently killing Shane’s reanimated corpse in the previous season’s finale proved to daddy that the almost-all-grown-up Carl Grimes can be quite useful.

He has recovered after being hurt in Season 2, and now he is more than ready to take down walkers with the big boys, “killing it in every sense of the word this season,” says Lincoln.

“You get to see this kid, you know, adapt to this world,” said Riggs, who was joined onstage by executive producer Gale Anne Hurd and stars Norman Reedus (who plays Daryl Dixon), Danai Gurira (Michonne), David Morrissey (The Governor) and Michael Rooker (Merle Dixon).

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