During “The Walking Dead” season six, it appeared as though Steven Yeun’s character Glenn had died at the hands of hundreds of Walkers. The moment was bloody, gory, and seemed to have sealed Glenn’s fate. It was then revealed that it wasn’t Glenn who was being torn apart but Nicholas. It was one of the most talked about scenes from “The Walking Dead’s” sixth season, which will be released on DVD and Blu-ray later this month.
In this new behind-the-scenes video from TV Guide, which is part of the season’s bonus features titled “Guts and Glory,” the cast and executive producers describe the process behind filming that scene. Not only do they discuss how they decided to let Nicolas take the fall for Glenn, but how they filmed the dismemberment.
Part of the terror and intensity of that scene was the sheer amount of flesh and blood that seemingly poured out of Glenn’s body. The director made it appear as though the Walkers were disemboweling Glenn. It was horrifying, especially for fans of Yeun’s character Glenn.
Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd shared her thoughts on Nicholas’ sacrifice, saying that, “I tend to look at a glass and see it as half full. I’d like to believe his last act truly was heroic, rather than cowardly.” Moments before the Walker’s caved in on Glenn and Nicholas, Nicholas shot himself. While this act could have been seen as a weakness, it ended up saving Glenn’s life.
Check out the full breakdown of the “Guts and Glory” scene here:
“The Walking Dead” season six will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 23.
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