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That didn"t exactly work, though.

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"The present-day oversaturated provides the trees look very green and the zombies look incredibly beautiful and also "Wizard of Oz,"" he describes. "It"s so pretty, and also you"re choose, "Wow, that"s sort of weird." Adding shade to zombies is not somepoint that you immediately gravitate to. So we went through the principle of just taking all the color out instead of just desaturating the flashearlier ... just so you might easily follow the timeline."


Zombies are also more dewritten during seaboy 6 of "The Walking Dead." Gene Page/AMC

The black and white sequences also assisted add another level of intrigue and mystery to the season six opener.

"The episode"s a puzzle and what we"re doing is we"re providing you the final piece of the puzzle at the beginning and also we love the idea that as the episode progresses, the audience is placing the pieces together,so by the time we acquire to the end of the episode, it"s like, "Ohhhhh, currently I obtain what we"re looking at and currently I check out exactly how this is all working," Nicotero continued.

Nicotero claims they were never before really interested in doingthe seachild 6 opener in a direct progression.

"I think the conversation had actually come up as soon as or twice about recutting it, but I felt thatit would have actually taken away most affect of the story to just tell it in a linear fashion," he defines. "I recognize both Scott and also I were exceptionally sold on simply keeping the story structure and also simply finding a means to tell it visually that was appealing to the audience, and also still got us through the story plainly."

"It really is a bold filmmaking storyinforming style, but something that we all feel the showwarrants after 6 years," Nicoteroincluded. "We didn"t want to carry out somepoint that we had done prior to so we took a huge swing and also it was extremely amazing to be able to carry out that."

This isn"t the first time "The Walking Dead" has played via time in its episodes, and also it will not be the last.

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At San Diego Comic-Con, showrunner Scott Gimple revealed we"ll check out moreflashbacks in the initially fifty percent of the seakid. Gimple also discussed there"s a whole episode in the works that will be a flashback.