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Last month, AMC.com shared some never-seen-before pics from the Season 3 set of The Walking Dead. Now you can check out an additional sixteen behind-the-scenes photos from the second half of Season 3, including Merle and Daryl's arena fight, Rick's feed store encounter with the Governor and more candid pics of cast members Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, David Morrissey, Laurie Holden, and Steven Yeun.
The Walking Dead's Props Master John Sanders talks about the strangest items he's found for the show and the new method of killing walkers that he's got in store for Season 4.
Q: As the guy in charge of all the props, what are some staples that bear your mark?
A: The new crossbow for Daryl -- I altered that one for the show. I took Norman [Reedus] to a bow range for him to shoot. I was kind of showing off with the guys there, and I was showing him some of the top-end crossbows. I let him shoot the Stryker 380, and once he shot that he had me take pictures of him and had me send them to the producers, and immediately it got in the works that we wanted him to have it. Michonne's sword I actually helped design between Season 2 and Season 3. I used some friends of mine at United Cutlery to help me. I knew it was a huge piece in the show, so I wanted to make something really iconic and add some elements that are really closer to my heart. The triple goddess and the trinity of life; those things are important to me in my life, and close to my wife.
Q: Do you find the actors getting attached to their character's weapons?
A: Andy [Lincoln] is very specific about the Python. He wants that gun on him every second of the day, when he can have it. He stays on set most of the time, so we pretty much let him walk around with that gun, and keep that in-character feel all day long. Norman always carries his knife all day long, same thing. And when he has the crossbow or the motorcycle, he likes to be in character, also. Michael Rooker when he died really wanted his bayonet prosthetic. Everybody wants a little memento, especially big character things, but we can't really let them go.
Q: There are certain situations where you use rubber guns and knives. Does that mean there are particular situations when you use real knives and real guns?
AMC released on Friday a First Look photo from The Walking Dead Season 4, featuring Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes back to work on the set in Atlanta, GA. Season 4 of The Walking Dead returns to AMC in October of this year. The cast and crew began production on May 6.
The Walking Dead is based on the comic book series created and written by Robert Kirkman and published by Skybound, Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics. The Walking Dead Season 3 out-delivered everything on television including The Big Bang Theory, The Voice, Game of Thrones, Modern Family, and almost doubled The Bible for the broadcast season for adults 18-49.
Today, Mon., May 6, production officially kicks off for The Walking Dead Season 4. To celebrate, AMC.com hereby presents this first behind-the-scenes look at this season's zombie school. Check out the video now to see Executive Producer and Special FX Makeup Designer Greg Nicotero train a group of everyday extras to become members of the walking dead, and then instruct them to "kill the cameraman."
The Walking Dead returns Fall 2013.
Want to find out what went into the making of Season 3 of The Walking Dead? Now you can, thanks to these all-new behind-the-scenes photos. Check out images of Andrew Lincoln (Rick) learning to use a machete and IronE Singleton (T-Dog) getting made up to be devoured by a zombie. You can even see Co-Executive Producer Greg Nicotero filling the Governor's walker head aquariums.