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'The Walking Dead' season 5 spoilers: Gale Anne Hurd talks premiere

The first episode of the fifth season of "The Walking Dead" has finished filming, and it will be one of the most intense episode yet. On May 21 Wetpaint Entertainment posted spoilers from executive producer Gale Anne Hurd about what fans can expect from the season premiere. The episode currently doesn't have a release date, but like previous seasons the series is expected to return in October.

Gale Anne Hurd
Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen

The series is filming outside Atlanta near an abandoned train depot which is the location of Terminus in the show. Details are being kept tight under wraps about the new episodes, but the cast and crew have hinted that the first episode will blow everyone away. Previous seasons started off slower with the action, but in the season four finale Rick and the other survivors were locked against their will inside a train car at Terminus.

Hurd mentioned that the production left extra time to shoot the premiere and everyone wanted to "launch it right" and "hit the ground running" with shooting. Spoiler photos and video have already revealed that bunches of walkers were seen at Terminus and charred bodies were shown along with gunfire inside and outside the complex. Everyone is several days into shooting episode two, although sequences are not always shot in order.

Hurd mentioned that season five will have much more action since the group is imprisoned by an unknown group, which is a new situation. The crew is very prepared, the scripts for many episodes are completed and the directors are hard working. The weather in Georgia is still mild, although temperatures will skyrocket during the summer shooting months from June to September.

Latin Post revealed on May 22 that the season five premiere is the episode that everyone involved in looking forward to the most. They are interested in the fan reaction to the direction the series is taking with Terminus. Robert Kirkman already revealed that viewers would learn the truth about Terminus very early into the season.

Filming for the sixteen episode season is expected to last until November, but new episodes of the series are scheduled to begin airing in October. The series airs on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on AMC, and continues to break ratings records for the network. The new season will introduce new characters, new locations and new drama for everyone involved.

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