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‘Walkers’ Keep Out: GA Town OKs 15-Foot-High Wall to Deter Zombies

The set for season 5 of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” includes building a 15-foot high wall in Georgia to keep zombies, called “walkers” in the show, out.

AMC's "The Walking Dead" cast on set, filming the first episode of season 5. Credit: Screenshot from AMC's "Greeting From Set: The Walking Dead: Season 5"
AMC's "The Walking Dead" cast on set, filming the first episode of season 5. Credit: Screenshot from AMC's "Greeting From Set: The Walking Dead: Season 5"
Filming is under way in Georgia on season five of AMC’s wildly popular post-zombie apocalypse “The Walking Dead,” and the producers of the dark drama just won approval to build a key prop.

The next season of the show -- based on a smalltown Georgia sheriff trying to lead a band of survivors to safety after most of the world has turned to flesh-eating zombies -- is scheduled to premier in October. From the looks of a video AMC recently released, it promises to be the most ambitious season premier yet.

The show is the highest-rated cable program in history, according to CNN. But neither the show nor the actors have received any Emmys except for one nomination this month for editing and another for special effects.

But if you happen to be near the small town of Senoia, you might want to be careful not to run into a 15-foot-high wall during your escape from “walkers.”

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The crew received approval from the Senoia City Council to construct a wall to enclose a neighborhood in the town, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The enclosed area closes off four brownstone homes and a half-dozen other residences.

Senoia Mayor Larry Owens says the wall will be finished in a couple weeks and won’t come down until sometime in November, the news outlet reports.

The 15-foot-high wall is meant to keep “walkers” out and create a safe haven. Will it be safer than Terminus?
Rob Mitchell July 21, 2014 at 08:46 AM
Best TV show that I've ever seen. Better than Lost.
Marci July 21, 2014 at 08:47 AM
Two zombies were eating a clown when one turned to the other and said, "Does this taste funny to you?"
Former Newporter July 21, 2014 at 09:03 AM
even my wife watches this show.
smartpig18 July 21, 2014 at 01:44 PM
I hate slasher movies, can't watch the violent action flicks my husband loves. But I never miss the Walking Dead!!! My husband doesn't understand why I watch it. He won't watch. The storyline is great. I know more women than men that watch.
LVRichardson July 22, 2014 at 12:25 PM
I'm the same way! I hate slasher movies and bloody violence, but the Walking Dead is great! (I have to close my eyes during the really gross parts, though.)

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