The season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead featured one of the most epic action scenes in the show’s history, with the survivors encountering death from above as a supermarket roof caved in, sending zombies — and a helicopter — down upon our unlucky survivors. “It seemed like that episode was too big to get,” said Norman Reedus when he stopped by the Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) studios to chat about all things Walking Dead. “We went large with the first one.” But if you thought that was intense, Reedus says to just wait. “This season is crazy,” says the man who plays Daryl Dixon. “It’s by far our best season, and the writing is just phenomenal.”
Now you can hear the entire interview with Reedus right here on the InsideTV Podcast. Listen in as Norman talks about the evolution of Daryl Dixon, and why he now in season 4 has turned into “a reluctant leader.” There’s also plenty of chatter about Norman’s relationship with his costars and fans. Find out why Norman “started licking people on set,” and how Andrew Lincoln is “like my BFF.” Norman also gives his side of the story as to his hotel pranking of the man who plays Rick Grimes, and explains why everyone keeps coming up to him and requesting he give them the finger. It’s an in-depth interview with the fan favorite.
But that’s not all, Walking Dead fans. We also spoke with Andrew Lincoln himself, and the star promises that, “something terrible happens within this story arc that divides the group irrevocably.” He also teases about HUGE things to come in episode 8 and discusses what makes this season of the zombie drama different.
And we’re still not done. Walking Dead exec producer Greg Nicotero breaks down the premiere episode (which he also directed). The monster makeup guru also talks about handling 150 zombies on set and tells us some other ideas that never quite made it into his recent Walking Dead webisodes.
It’s a Walking Dead explosion of epic proportions as we have Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, and Greg Nicotero — all on the same podcast! And for you non-Walking Dead fans, we also have the recently eliminated Survivor: Blood vs Water contestant Candice Cody, who talks all about her feud with Brad Culpepper and whether being a last minute replacement hurt her chances in the game.
It is a can’t-miss podcast and you can click on the audio player icon below to enjoy the whole thing for yourself. You can also download the entire podcast right here. Or, since we’re on iTunes, you can subscribe for free and take the podcast with you. No iTunes? No problem. To send a question to the InsideTV Podcast team, follow us on Twitter @InsideTVPodcast. And to hear more interviews and television discussion and debate, check out Entertainment Weekly Radio channel 105 on SiriusXM.