AMC announced this week that The Walking Dead cast and crew will be doing a panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The panel will take place in Hall H and will be moderated by Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick on Friday, July 13th 2012. On the panel, cast members Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, and Lauren Cohan, will be joined by newcomers David Morrissey and Danai Gurira and Executive Producer’s Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman, Greg Nicotero, and Glen Mazzara.
Also worth mentioning, Gale Anne Hurd recently talked about what we can expect from Season 3.
“I will say that I loved [season two's setting] the farm, but it is good to be off the farm, and the contrast between our [two main sets] this season is so great. We’re setting up this first community that is functioning in a post-zombie apocalypse. We get to see not only the advantages of putting civilization back on its feet again but also the dark forces at work in what may seem like a utopia, We’re not just seeing the same old thing, this season, we’re going to have puppeted animatronic zombies and that’s something that we haven’t seen before.”
And finally, Lennie James (while promoting his show Line Of Duty on BBC One) who played Morgan in the First Season and hasn’t been seen since, has confirmed that he has been in talks with AMC to return to the show. Unfortunately, while he did confirm that he is in talks to return, he also said that so far he has been unable to coordinate his schedule with the show’s shooting schedule.
“It remains a possibility I could return. The character I played is away for a long time, so it’s kind of up to them whether I stay away or if I come back, there have been a few back and forth conversations and they check up on me every now and then. I had a fantastic time working on the pilot with Andy Lincoln and especially Frank Darabont. He’s somebody that I’d directorially always wanted to work with and I’m glad I got the opportunity. Shooting the Walking Dead pilot was like making a movie. For a large part of it there was just me, Andy and Adrian, who played my son. We got Frank all to ourselves, which was fantastic. There’s a possibility I might go back. It just depends on timing-wise if I’m free. At least one of the times they contacted me about it, I was busy doing something else, which I think was actually Line of Duty.”