The tales of the time episode of The Walking Dead almost happened in real time

Warning: This story contains spoilers for the Sunday episode of Tales of the Walking Dead “Blair/Gina”. 42 min. This is the average length of a walking dead Episode – and a 42-minute real-time window that was how long antagonistic co-workers Blair (Parker Posey) and Gina (Gillian Bell) had to survive apocalypse-stricken Atlanta in the episode’s original concept. Instead of saying this tale Real-time like Jack Bauer Championship 24time ran out, replayed, and replayed again as Blair and Jenna live their deaths over and over in the Sunday comedy Time Episode episode of the anthology series.

“It was a great discussion. It’s pretty much resident Great discussion about whether or not there should be,” said Channing Powell, series creator and presenter. EW About the concept of a time loop. “Originally we wanted to do a real-time loop where the clock starts from zero and everything in those next 42 minutes happens in those 42 minutes and it’s all in real time. And somehow — I don’t even remember how — that evolved. People loved the adrenaline rush. And the adrenaline from that feeling that they wanted to over and over. So we ended up doing a time loop.”

Episode by walking dead First time Carrie Drake (lost in space), includes clues to possible explanations for the infinite loop that sees Blair and Gina die every time they try to steal an oil tanker truck that always explodes. Blair/Gina stands for déjà vu, morphological resonance concept, and common psychotic disorder Foley à deux The “time loop” proposal is based on psychology rather than science fiction.

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“But I will say, even though we’re doing a time loop, we tried to leave it up to the audience. You can decide if it’s a time loop or not, or if there’s a justification,” Powell said. “There’s a rationale for that in the episode, and the audience can take whatever they want out of it. They can either believe in the time course or believe in the justification.”

After writing more dangerous episodes of the walking Dead And the Fear of walking deadFirst time Tales showrunner “was especially eager to make a big tonal shift just because I’m into comedy.”

“I tend to love black comedies a lot. And I was always curious, what would that look like in this world?” [show co-creator Scott M. Gimple] Powell explained my desire to try new things. “I knew there would be other secondary things. So if people wanted something a little more traditional in it the walking Dead Space, they have a series they can watch. This was really an opportunity to get out of that and explore the boundaries and push them as far as possible.”

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