2012/04/04 17:01:31 UTC

The Walking Dead Season 3: New Filming and Set Details

The Walking Dead Season 3 will begin shooting at the end of May and we have details on one of the major locations we’ll see throughout the season. **Minor Spoiler Warning: If you haven’t read the comic book, this story gives away some basic information on what you’ll see in the upcoming season.

Those who’ve read the comic book have a pretty good idea of what we can expect to see in The Walking Dead Season 3. With the introduction of The Governor, we knew we’d probably his town in Woodbury. We now have confirmation that work that is currently being done to transform part of Senoia, Georgia into the fictional post-apocalypse establishment:

“While there has been some ‘Walking Dead’ filming in Senoia in the past, the town is becoming a regular setting this season. ‘Senoia will become a town that is a sanctuary from the zombie apocalypse,’ Riley said. In the series, the town will be a place cordoned off from the zombie infested world outside. ‘You’re in a safe environment, If you’re outside it, you’re not,’ Riley said. He said the town will be governed by ‘a benevolent dictator.’

The television crew will ‘build a temporary, movable perimeter wall,’ Riley explained. Portions of Travis and Main streets will be closed to traffic at times during scenes that show the wall.

‘It will look like a gate’ made from ‘various paraphernalia — old tires, doors,’ Riley said. The wall will be made so that is can be stored between episodes. Some episodes may be almost entirely filmed in Senoia, and it is possible one or more episode might not be filmed in the town at all.

Cast and crew will arrive in Senoia on May 31 to film ‘the episode that premiers the town,’ Riley said, ‘Once the town is established, it becomes a recurring location…’ “

Confirming previous comments from showrunner Glen Mazzara that the prison/Governor story will take place during seasons 3 and 4, it was mentioned that the plan is to continue filming regularly in Senoia during the fourth season.

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