Lest you fret that everyone’s favorite post-apocalyptic zombie drama was going to mellow with age in its fifth season, Andrew Lincoln has some news for you. When discussing The Walking Dead’s penchant for killing off characters during a visit to Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) at Comic-Con, Lincoln told us “It is an inevitable part of this show. It’s one of the great things, I think, that you have real jeopardy for favorite characters. It won’t be without its share of death this season.” Uh-oh, sounds like some necks may be on the line in season 5…which is not to imply that Rick Grimes is set to continue his gnarly throat-chomping binge (R.I.P., Claimers.)
Lincoln was joined by his castmates Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney and Chad Coleman, along with executive producer Gale Anne Hurd as the group infiltrated the EW Radio studio to discus their latest conquest of Comic-Con, and you can hear the entire conversation right here and right now by clicking on the audio player icon below. (The rest of the cast — Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Michael Cudlitz, as well as producers Scott M. Gimple and Denise Huth — stopped by as well, and you can listen to that visit right here.)
In addition to promising death and misery, Lincoln also discussed the new Rick 2.0 we’ll be seeing this fall. “You find Rick in an incredibly dangerous and powerful place this season. He’s not in any doubt about his brutality as well as his humanity, and I think he’s made peace with that. But that does not negate him being a great father. I think that everything is about the children and his family. If you stand alongside him, you’re his family. If you stand against him, then you’re a problem.”
Nice! To hear more from Lincoln, Riggs, McBride, Kinney, Coleman, and Hurd on what to expect in season 5, just click on the audio player below. And for more Walking Dead intel, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss.