AMC Using Body Doubles to Mislead Fans Seeking Spoilers
With only a few more days left until fans finally get to see who officially meets Lucille in AMC’s The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman has just revealed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that AMC has taken another precaution to prevent spoilers or leaked images reveal what will happen in the Season 7 premiere episode. Kirkman said that the production has “employed body doubles in places to make people think that people are in places that they’re not.” So those images of Daryl filming in a prison suit in captivity may not even be Norman Reedus.
Other measures taken by AMC is that they will not be sending advance screeners of the premiere to journalists in an effort to keep spoilers from leaking. Krikman says they’re taking “extra security measures on distribution and the international dubbing and those things to help prevent the kind of leaks that we’ve had in the past.” And he says they’re engaging in the sinister-sounding practice of “monitoring actor movement.” He doesn’t explain exactly what this is, but it sounds like trailing actors when they’re not working to make sure they’re not giving anything away.
“It’s pretty exciting to try and hide certain things,” he says. “This is a big season, so we’re not just protecting things that happen in the first episode; there are things that happen in the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth episode and beyond.”
We will finally get to know the truth when The Walking Dead Season 7 premieres on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 9/8c on AMC.