Well this is a mega bummer for those of us in the North East who thought The Walking Dead might start filming in Virginia once the storyline moved closer to Washington D.C. It appears that The Walking Dead will continue to film in Georgia, even when the storyline is supposedly taking place in Alexandria, Virginia.
As most fans of The Walking Dead know, Rick and company arrive at The Alexandria Safe Zone after the Hunters (e.g. the cannibals) story arc is complete. The Alexandria Safe-Zone is a few blocks of cleared streets in Alexandria, Virginia, about six miles from Washington, D.C. The area runs on an isolated power grid and was put together by the government in case of a major disaster. There are under 60 residents of the Safe-Zone before Rick Grimes’ group arrived, and with their inclusion there are “over sixty” residents.
According to The Spoiling Dead Fans, ground is being broken to erect a 15 ft wall around a set of row houses in Senoia, Georgia. Production should start filming around September, and over the course of the next two years.
This means that it’s likely we will see the Alexandria Safe Zone in the second half of Season 5, if everything goes according to plan. It also sounds like the story will be heavily focused around the Safe Zone for at least a couple seasons. It’s likely to stay in the Safe Zone for a period of time, as the comic book is currently set within the Alexandria Safe Zone, as well as surrounding communities.
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Check out the photos of the rumored site for the Alexandria Safe Zone below: