The Walking Dead season 7 executive producers Scott Gimple and Greg Nicotero denies Gale Anne Hurd’s recent claim. AMC’s zombie apocalypse made no changes to its content at all.
When one of TWD season 7 showrunners, Gale Anne Hurd, revealed that the production team decided to “tone down” the violence of the series, many thought it would be the show’s content until the end of the season. However, Gimple and Nicotero claims otherwise.
According to Gizmodo, it seems like someone from the TWD group is lying to fans. Gimple and Nicotero insist that they made no changes in the series even after the negative feedback they received from the premiere episode.
Gimple reveals that what comes after that episode will still have the same content. What pushed Hurd to make her claim then?
The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere Episode
In the recent update for The Walking Dead, Gimple pointed out what happened in the premiere. The EP revealed that “the explicitness” of season 7’s episode 1 (baseball bat beating) was intended to be more violent than what the audience witnessed, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Gimple also said that whatever happened in the premiere “was very specific” for the whole new storyline. He insisted that there was a reason why they needed to traumatize the characters “to a point where maybe they would have been docile for the rest of their lives, which was Negan’s point.”
The Walking Dead Violence Level
On the other hand, the show’s EP and director, Nicotero, supported Gimple’s note and flatly answers “No” to Hurd’s claim. He insists that the brutality in the show is part of their “storytelling bible” and would not change a bit even if they could go back from the beginning.
I don’t think we would ever edit ourselves, and I think — even after looking at that episode 1 again — as tough as it was for people to watch, I don’t think we would have done it any differently. I don’t think we’ll ever pull ourselves back.
At this point, no further statement surfaced from Hurd. The Walking Dead season 7 airs on February 12.
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