'The Walking Dead' director Greg Nicotero explains how they did that in the premiere

October 16, 2014 2:26 AM

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When it comes to The Walking Dead, Greg Nicotero does it all: He’s an executive producer, he’s the mastermind behind all the zombie makeup, he sometimes appears as a zombie himself, and he has emerged as a go-to director for the AMC hit. It was Nicotero who directed Sunday’s off-the-hook season premiere, so we spoke to him to find out how they filmed all the throat-slitting and fire-zombie-walking insanity. Plus, Nicotero shares one change he would have made on that big Carol and Rick reunion. (Also make sure to check out Greg Nicotero’s storyboards for the big Terminus raid scene, as well as our season premiere interviews with creator Robert Kirkman, showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Chad Coleman (Tyreese), and Andrew J. West (Gareth).

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: First off, flaming zombies. Unbelievable. How much of that was on the scene and how much was added in digitally later? GREG NICOTERO: That was sort of our Big Spot scene for this episode. We had six cameras on the explosion. We had all the body parts on fire around where the ex...

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