The theme for The Walking Dead‘s Season 5 premiere is, “Whoa!s before hoes.”
Hanging with Michael Ausiello in TVLine’s San Diego Comic-Con video suite, executive producer Scott M. Gimple and cast members Andrew Lincoln and Michael Cudlitz said that unlike the previous opener, which found Rick quietly tilling the land, the Oct. 12 premiere launches right into the AMC drama’s “most intense six minutes” ever.
Which is saying something!
The trio also talk about Rick’s growing family, Abraham’s agenda and the idea of a cure existing in D.C. — a twist that just might deviate from the comic-book series’ rules, Gimple says. Plus: Check out Lincoln’s take on “Ricky,” a character in the upcoming TWD spin-off.