According to reports, 'The Walking Dead' season 6 is now filming in Atlanta, Georgia.
'The Walking Dead' is a year-round job for producers. But, filming does have a pretty tight schedule, in terms of when the actors show up and when they go back to their normal lives.
The Walking Dead has been on a 16-episode format since Season 3, and they've been basing filming in the area around Senoia, Georgia. Season 5 filming ended in late November, and we're expecting Season 6 to follow the same schedule. According to Georgia.Org, filming has already started in the Peach State.
Typically, showrunner Scott Gimple, Robert Kirkman and writers start working on the new scripts early in the year. In early February 2013, Kirkman told Entertainment Weekly
they were in their second week of writing for Season 4 and pre-production usually starts in March, around the time that the previous season airs the finale.
The cast usually heads to Georgia in mid-to-late April to prep before filming starts. Season 4 started filming on Monday, May 6. Season 5 started filming on Monday, May 5 and they finishedthe first episode on Thursday, May 15. A while back, David Morrissey told The A.V. Club episodes are usually eight-day shoots (not including weekends) and the cast gets the next episode four days into the shoot, "so on that fourth day, we all disappear to our trailer and read the next episode." So, at the risk of being off, well guess that Season 6 filming will start on Monday, May 3, 2015. The exact date is a guess, but unless they radically change the usual schedule, early May to late November is still a fairly safe bet for the 16-episode filming timeline.
But, it begs the question, when will season 6 of the Walking Dead start airing? AMC will release the exact date in the future, although it may not occur until Comic-Con.
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