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Every season of The Walking Dead sees the crew find a new way to make the Walkers look scarier and more menacing, but now they’re also heading into new territory with how they create the designs of the Walkers.

Special effects guru and producer Gregory Nicotero said the following to The Hollywood Reporter:

“We’re doing a few things we haven’t done before, which is digital augmentation of couple of walkers. We’re moving noses and putting a cavity there. Taking the area underneath the ribcage and shrinking it down. Kind of Bernie Wrightson style. That stuff is what makes it more exciting because it gives us more opportunities.”

“Every season we sort of refine the walkers. We refine the teeth even more and we just keep changing it up, and every season it’s been different and we just keep pushing it a little bit more. It’s been really fun. We sculpted full muscle arms and then we added sagging flesh off of them as everything is about to drip off. Scott has one very specific thing that he is conscious of, which is that it can’t be a Ray Harryhausen.”

With this also came confirmation that Walkers will never become so decayed that they’re skeletons.

The first episode of The Walking Dead Season 6 airs on October 11th.

Thoughts on this news? Are you looking forward to seeing what they do with the Walkers in future seasons of The Walking Dead?


By Ruari Williamson


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