Why 'The Walking Dead' is Filming at Tyler Perry Studios

Tyler Perry Studios - Here's why.

Spoiler Alert: Do not continue reading unless you want to know what's going to happen next on The Walking Dead Season 7. Project Casting broke the news that The Walking Dead was filming at Tyler Perry Studios. But, it left many unanswered questions. Why is The Walking Dead filming at Tyler Perry studios? What are they filming? Is Tyler Perry going to make a guest appearance? Well, we finally have a few answers. According to The Spoiling Dead Fans, The Walking Dead is filming scenes for "The Kingdom". What is the Kingdom you ask? According to The Walking Dead Wiki, in the comics "The Kingdom is a community of survivors found in Washington, D.C., who are based at a high school surrounded by a wall of buses and sheets of metal. It is the second biggest settlement after the Hilltop Colony." According to the comic books Rick Grimes travels to meet with Ezekiel, a new character set to be introduced in season 7, in order to create a plan and strategy to defeat Negan and The Saviors. Ezekiel gives his word of support and the inhabitants of "The Kingdom" join forces with Rick. Over the course of several weeks, Rick and Ezekiel hold meetings to discuss how they will join forces and defeat Negan." According to The Spoiling Dead Fans, producers are also filming Shiva - She is the pet tiger of Ezekiel, who lived with him in The Kingdom until her death - scenes at Tyler Perry Studios. From TSDF:
Filming for episode 3 will resume tomorrow. We expect them to be back at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta for continued filming at The Kingdom. It probably won't be a great day for sightings, but if you're going out please keep us posted! Ezekiel and his faithful pet tiger Shiva have arrived! We are not sure who was cast as Ezekiel yet, but we'll continue to track it. As for Shiva, it's unclear how much of the giant kitty we'll actually see, but she's here! Rumor has it that she'll be a mix of animatronics and CGI. Rawr!
It's important to point out that the Atlanta City Council signed off on a deal that would allow for Tyler Perry to turn much of Fort McPherson into a movie studio. Tyler Perry wants to use the base to expand the number of studio facilities he currently owns and operates. Currently, Tyler Perry owns over 1000 acre property which features five sound stages, a post-production facility and a 400-seat theater in Southwest Atlanta. If you're interested, Tyler Perry Studios is also hiring. What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.