The Wrap got a chance to sit down with Show Runner Glen Mazzara to talk about Season 3 and what we can expect. In the interview Mazzara talks about the prison, the advantages and disadvantages of shooting in the prison, Michonne, and The Governor and a bunch of other things.
Q: Without giving anything away, can you give us a taste of what you’re shooting today?
A: “We’re actually shooting on a major scene for the entire season, and we’re shooting on one of my favorite sets on any show ever.”
Q: Would that set be a prison?
A: “Yeah. It’s part of the prison set.”
Q: You’ve said that this season you’ll be getting into the real meat of the series – Michonne, the Governor, the prison. How closely are you sticking with the comics?
A: “We’re taking the major tentpole characters and storylines from the comics and adapting them to our alternate universe of the TV shows. So it will be just as surprising to comic-book fans as to non-comic-book fans as to how all of it lays out.”
Q: I loved how you stretched out and heightened the comics’ Shane storyline. You really got every little bit of drama out of it that you could.
A: “That’s a great template for how we intend to use the comic-book’s source material. We need to make it our own.”
Q: What are the advantages and disadvantages of shooting inside the prison for so much of the upcoming season?
A: “The prison itself will be a threatening, malevolent character. It is a challenge to live in the prison. And I think we’ve really been able to get a lot of story out of it. So it will not feel like a safe corner keeping our characters away from central action. It will really play that they are in a shark cage. Life in a prison is life in a shark cage.”
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