Over the weekend, The Walking Dead’s executive producer Greg Nicotero revealed to a crowded panel aboard the 2017 Walker Stalker Cruise that he once had plans for a “standalone” episode of the AMC series which featured snow.
It’s a topic which comes up quite often in discussions regarding The Walking Dead as winter and snow played considerable roles in Robert Kirkman’s comic books. Following the panel, ComicBook.com caught up with Nicotero to hear his take and plans for snow covered zombies on The Walking Dead.
“I don’t know how we would pull it off,” Nicotero said. “I would love to do it. I know Scott [Gimple] would love to do it. The show is 52 weeks a year. To literally generate an in-between script and shoot in the winter, I don’t know how we would be able to pull it off even though I think it would be great. I think everybody would love to do it because it would be different. I would never wanna rule it out, but it’s tough because that would mean that in the middle of finishing episodes to air, we’d have to be writing another episode. Then you’d have to bring everybody back for a standalone which would be, probably, expensive.”
Given The Walking Dead’s geographic move from Atlanta, Georgia to Alexandria, Virginia, snow is a much larger possibility. Of course, the AMC series still films the majority of its content in the Senoia, Georgia area between the months of April and November, making real snow a much more difficult proposition.