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Walking Dead’s Frank Darabont Drops Season 2 Spoilers

By on July 3, 2011

The following article contains spoilers from the upcoming second season of AMC’s The Walking Dead.

In a dispatch from the set, writer, director and executive producer Frank Darabont recently discussed the upcoming second season, openly referencing Lori’s pregnancy with the comment, “I don’t know if we’re giving anything away, but something as simple in the comic books as “Lori gets pregnant” winds up being sort of a fantastic complication on screen. In the story we’re telling, it’s just not that simple as it was in the comic book because you have those opportunities to really spin the story out in many different layers. So, that kind of stuff is tremendously exciting to me.”

Fans of the the Shane/Lori/Rick powder keg will no doubt be excited about the potential this plot development brings.  There are so many angles that could be played out in different ways. Is Rick the father? Or Shane? Does Lori know herself?  And if so, how much will she be willing to reveal?

Much of the second season will take place at Hershel Greene’s farm, a key location from the comic book.  “The farmhouse [was] built in the late 1800s, I think. It’s got such a magnificent, beautiful, Andrew-Wyeth-painting, Southern Gothic feel to it. And then it’s also got just a hint of the house from Amityville Horror or from Carrie. It’s got this wonderful blend of beauty and isolation and it’s just a little bit creepy,” said Darabont.

Actress Lauren Cohan (Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Chuck) has signed on to play Hershel’s daughter Maggie Green who, it is said, will fall in love with Glen.  Glen, played by Steven Yeun, was a firm fan favorite in season one, and I for one look forward to seeing the character stretch his wings with a romance.

Scott Wilson will play the role of Hershel Green, and is described by producer Gale Anne Hurd as “a veterinarian with a great sense of humanity and a very unique take on the Walkers. Not everyone in his family survives. Scott was chosen because of his tremendous scope and gravitas.”

Season Two of The Walking Dead is slated to hit our TV screens sometime in October this year. We can’t wait!