Andrew Lincoln has some very interesting say about how season five of AMC’s Walking Dead will progress through its 5th Season. It seems some big changes are on the horizon. So big in fact that he says it is like it will be ‘a whole new show’. Check out more of what Andrew Lincoln has to say below and share your thoughts after the JUMP!
The heart of The Walking Dead is Andrew Lincoln’s amazing portrayal of ‘Rick Grimes.’ He is the hero that we root for. Yes, he has had his ups and downs, but the character is the most relatable, which in part makes him the most likable. Just think about how far he has come from season one. When we began this journey Rick was a small town police officer sacrificing his life for law and order and then he ends up in a coma and wakes up in a nightmarish world where zombies are preying upon the living and his wife is shacking up with his partner/best friend. It’s been interesting watching Rick’s humanity and sense of right and wrong chiseled away as the evil inside other humans push him and his group to the brink. In a world filled with zombies, it is humans that are the real monsters.
Now, Andrew Lincoln chats with details.com about the current season, and what is to come.
“DETAILS: It’s been . . . intense so far.
Andrew Lincoln: [Laughs] Yeah, I know, right? I think the first three episodes are pretty much a body blow—three is an astonishingly brutal and uncompromising episode. But then the story kind of spins off. But I would say that nine, ten, and eleven . . . and twelve . . . actually, the whole season is pretty intense. [Laughs] I’m trying to sort of temper it, but I can’t. It moves very quickly. Lots of new locations, a heck of a lot of new characters. But it is a season where maybe two-thirds has this momentum and this drive, and then the final third is like a completely new show.”
“DETAILS: It’s plausible, but for the audience, it’s fun. There’s always that expectation of, “How are they gonna get out of this one?”
Andrew Lincoln:[Laughs] Yeah, yeah. It’s an Indiana Jones thing. I love that we go that way—that we go fearlessly into moments where you just think, Really? But you know, they’re big popcorn moments! The balance between playing the brutal leader and the charismatic leader and the righteous leader. It’s a plate-spinning act. Be advised: Episode 3 is very, very . . . well, we’re going into uncharted waters with this episode, and I’d be very intrigued to know what you make of it. I wish we were having this conversation next week, because I’d be very intrigued to know what you think.”
“DETAILS: We get the screener this afternoon.
Andrew Lincoln: Well, why don’t you call me up! Watch it, and then call me up and tell me if you think we’ve overstepped the mark! [Laughs] Because I’m really worried. Honestly, I am, I am very concerned about this one. What did you think about the last episode? Because it had to be softer, you had to see where the characters were. But it still has that incredible thing—Bob’s leg being eaten at the end, you know what I mean?”