The writers of The Walking Dead revealed that they are prepared to take on the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has gripped the world. People are being told to practice self-isolating and social distancing during this time. Most people have been working from home as a result. The writing team behind The Walking Dead revealed that they already have the perfect infrastructure for a quarantine situation.
As per The Hollywood Reporter, AMC’s The Walking Dead is well-stocked and prepared to keep going, at least in some form, even during the need for self-isolation in response to the global coronavirus outbreak. Angela Kang, the show’s producer and showrunner revealed how their writing team has taken advantage of their new work from home infrastructure. She advises other companies, inside and outside of Hollywood, to follow their lead.
The Walking Dead Writers Are Prepared For The Coronavirus Pandemic – No Interruption In Filming Yet
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“We’re well set up to work remotely,” Kang said. “I’m a tech head. We do video conferences regularly. On a normal basis, I’m very stringent about, ‘If you’re sick, don’t come into the office.’ The other day, I was on the phone and in meetings from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., all day straight. I did Skype, I did FaceTime, I did Zoom, I did remote viewing of VFX. We are very well set up to work remotely. That’s been fine for us.”
Even production companies are adapting to the new ways of working. It’s good to know that major productions like The Walking Dead already have such adaptations in place. These types of situations are ideal for those who are sick or are better suited for a work at home environment. Even in a crisis situation, these measures can help save lives. The Walking Dead will continue on, even if it doesn’t take place in the writer’s room.
“Today, nobody is going to be at the office,” Kang continued. “The room will continue to run. We’re doing it by conference call and we’re doing it by video conference. Everything will continue to run, but on a remote basis.”
It’s clear that the series is not in on-site production mode. Instead, writers will have to focus on preparing for the upcoming Season 11 since pre-production is postponed for now. Kang also revealed that she’s interested in writing a fantasy version of a global pandemic in the midst of a real-life one. But for now, The Walking Dead will continue to move forward even though the uncertainty is not comforting.