I was one of a handful of people who recently took part in a conference call with The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara. While there are plenty of details that I’ll be sharing with readers over the coming days, I wanted to let everyone know that a new set of webisodes have been confirmed:
Glen Mazzara: “Greg Nicotero [and John Esposito] were just awarded a Writers Guild Award for their webisodes, so that same team is going ahead with a new round of webisodes to bring us into season 3. They are just beginning write that material. I’ve seen a treatment for it and I believe Greg is going to direct that as well. So yes, there will be new webisode coming before season 3.”
Released last October, the first webisode series gave us the backstory of the popular “Bicycle Girl” walker. Glen mentioned that he wants to avoid flashback and origin stories inside of the actual TV series whenever possible, but suggested that we may see more of the early outbreak days in future webisodes. In case you didn’t have a chance to watch them last year, we’ve included all 6 webisodes below:
The webisodes will give fans the opportunity to explore the back story of Hannah (Lilli Birdsell), better known as ‘Bicycle Girl,’ the infamous zombie from Season 1, who was shot by Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) in the pilot episode and who is one of the most celebrated “walkers” from last season. Fans will learn about Hannah’s life before the apocalypse, her struggle to survive and protect her family as the world begins to fall apart, and her ultimate demise into zombie-hood.