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That didn"t specifically work-related, though.

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"The contemporary oversaturated makes the trees look exceptionally green and also the zombies look very beautiful and also "Wizard of Oz,"" he explains. "It"s so pretty, and you"re favor, "Wow, that"s type of weird." Adding color to zombies is not something that you automatically gravitate to. So we went via the concept of simply taking all the color out instead of simply desaturating the flashago ... simply so you could quickly follow the timeline."


Zombies are also more dewritten during seakid six of "The Walking Dead." Gene Page/AMC

The babsence and white sequences also aided add one more level of intrigue and also mystery to the seaboy 6 opener.

"The episode"s a puzzle and what we"re doing is we"re providing you the final item of the puzzle at the start and also we love the idea that as the episode progresses, the audience is putting the pieces together,so by the moment we gain to the end of the episode, it"s choose, "Ohhhhh, now I get what we"re looking at and also now I watch how this is all working," Nicotero ongoing.

Nicotero claims they were never really interested in doingthe seachild six opener in a straight progression.

"I think the conversation had come up once or twice about recutting it, but I felt thatit would have taken ameans the majority of influence of the story to just tell it in a linear fashion," he describes. "I understand both Scott and also I were very marketed on simply maintaining the story structure and just finding a means to tell it visually that was appealing to the audience, and still acquired us via the story plainly."

"It really is a bold filmmaking storytelling style, yet somepoint that we all feel the showwarrants after 6 years," Nicoteroincluded. "We didn"t want to perform something that we had actually done prior to so we took a huge swing and it was incredibly interesting to be able to carry out that."

This isn"t the initially time "The Walking Dead" has played with time in its episodes, and also it won"t be the last.

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At San Diego Comic-Con, showrunner Scott Gimple revealed we"ll watch moreflashbacks in the first fifty percent of the seachild. Gimple likewise discussed there"s an entire episode in the works that will certainly be a flashearlier.