“The story was a really cool twist,” said John Zaid, executive producer on the show, adding that it allowed them to go deeper into the show’s world.
“The idea was to go back to the roots of the show.
We wanted to go into the roots and go deeper.”
The show, which aired on AMC from 2002 to 2005, was loosely based on the book by Kurt Vonnegut, “Carnal Knowledge,” which he co-wrote with Alan Moore.
The story centers on two young men who are caught in a war between good and evil and eventually fall to the dark side of the force.
The story of the two men’s journey has been adapted for television before, including in “Walking Ghost” and in “Gotham,” but never in such a big way.
Zaid said the writers had to think outside the box and come up with a twist or two to keep it fresh.
“I think we went for it because we wanted to keep this story fresh and it’s fun to watch, especially with the way the story evolves,” he said.
“It’s about two characters who fall off a cliff and we’re trying to figure out who they are.”
The twist, as Zaid explained, allowed the writers to do something they had never done before: “It allowed us to do that in an episodic format and also in a serialized format, where you see them go through the same process over and over again.”
The second season of the zombie drama has already been picked up for a second season, with Zaid promising that the new season will continue to explore the themes of redemption, fear and the impact of the virus.
The show’s first season finale airs Sunday at 9 p.m.
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