The Walking Dead wraps its second season tomorrow night and odds are favorable it will set some new series and possibly cable ratings records in the process. If you were planning on headed to bed or another activity as soon as the Season 2 finale airs, there’s now incentive to stick around another half hour.
This morning on Twitter, The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara (follow him now) dropped a big tease for The Talking Dead, the half-hour live talk show that airs immediately after each episode. He promises that he and The Walking Dead creator/writer/producer Robert Kirkman have a “special announcement” to share.
Not just an announcement, mind you. Something “special.”
Cast member Laurie Holden (Andrea) will also be sitting in on The Talking Dead panel.
We already know that The Walking Dead has been renewed for a third season order of 16 episodes, the most in any season yet. We also know that David Morrissey will join the cast in Season 3 as The Governor, a popular character from the comics – whose role in the narrative I won’t spoil here.
It’s possible this special announcement could tie into The Walking Dead video game from Telltale Games, set to debut next month. This would be the perfect platform to perhaps showcase the first gameplay footage that’s anticipated to come online sometime Monday.
I’d like to think the announcement has something to do with The Walking Dead: Season 3. It’s too early for a premiere date and we know the season will begin in October 2012 already. Maybe a casting announcement or two? I’m giddy with anticipation.
Check back tomorrow for our The Walking Dead: Season 2 finale preview.