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Behind the Scenes of The Walking Dead

Evening Program

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1L0109
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Poster for "The Walking Dead" (Photo: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC)

The wildly popular AMC series The Walking Dead follows a small group of survivors as they struggle to stay alive after a zombie apocalypse. Now in its sixth season, it’s one of the most popular series on television, with loyal viewers from well beyond the typical horror fan base. The show abounds in bloody good thrills and chills—and plenty of artistry and creativity that goes into putting a believable zombie-infested world on the small screen.

Learn what goes on behind the scenes from the show’s executive producers and members of the cast and crew. Scott M. Gimple, executive producer, showrunner, and writer; Greg Nicotero, executive producer, director, and special effects makeup supervisor; John Sanders, prop master; and Andrew Lincoln, who stars as Rick Grimes, share insights on how they develop and bring The Walking Dead to life—from conjuring up edge-of-your-seat plotlines and complex characters to frighteningly convincing zombies. Eric Deggans, TV critic for NPR, moderates.


George Washington University
Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St NW (21st & H)
Metro: Foggy Bottom