The Walking Dead has moved around a lot as a series, from an urban environment, to the road, to a farm, then a prison and not forgetting a fortress town. And now according to Gale Ann Hurd, it will return to the urban setting.
“The show has spent a lot of time in primarily rural settings. But you’re never going to find the cure to the zombie apocalypse in the sticks. Now with them embarking on a mission, they have to reenter what we call the City of the Dead.
There are many cities of the dead that they’ll have to encounter to complete their mission. So not only does it make it more difficult because of the number of walkers, but also there are more hiding places in which human antagonists can lurk. So, however stiff and difficult the stakes have been up until this season, now they’ve been raised even further.”
The producer also calls the latest season the most ambitious in terms of scope and set pieces. Season five debuts this Sunday.