PTC on zombie alert

‘Walking Dead’ cameras coming to Fayette, Coweta

Rumors about zombies have been staggering around in the Peachtree City and Senoia area for a few weeks now, so inquiring minds at The Citizen set out to nail down the facts.

Consider this an official zombie alert.

Brandee Brooks, unit publicist for the hit AMC series, “The Walking Dead,” confirmed to The Citizen Tuesday that crews will be filming in the area this summer.

More details will be announced soon but local residents can expect to see lights, cameras and some undead action as production on the series’ second season gets underway.

“The Walking Dead” follows a group of survivors of a zombie apocalypse outside the Atlanta area. Season one ended with the group leaving the burned-out Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and trying to find a safe place to go.

The television series is based on a comic book series created by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore.

Fayette County, specifically Peachtree City, appears to be a hotbed of Hollywood action these days with Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva,” filming at Falcon Field and other locations in the area and the film “Joyful Noise,” filming a scene at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater earlier this spring.

Just across the border in Senoia, Raleigh Studios is one of seven locations for the company that also has locations in Hollywood and Manhattan Beach, Calif., and Budapest, Hungary, among others.

So, if you see a gnarly looking creature, stumbling down a cart path over the next few weeks and months, chances are they are extras for “The Walking Dead” and not really an undead creature out to eat your brains.

PTCitizen's picture
Joined: 10/30/2005
Zombie Rumors

What is with the rumors about zombie sightings around town over the last couple weeks? I thought it was just teens being teens - but I'm curious now if it was some sort of marketing ploy. From what I heard there were several instances of somebody staggering around in public like a zombie - even up to the point of the police being called. My son has some friends who supposedly saw one of these instances.

lettinguno's picture
Joined: 06/17/2010
Zombie do you become an extra

Join the city council

dawn69's picture
Joined: 02/24/2008
Zombies ...

And this would be the article that my daughter has been torturing my son with: "See. I told you they're real!". Don't you just love what siblings do to each other?

G35 Dude
G35 Dude's picture
Joined: 02/15/2006
How will we know?

Zombies in PTC? How will we be able to tell them apart from the normal citizens? Oh well at least they won't be here long. They need brains to eat and they won't find much of that in PTC.

PhilPTC's picture
Joined: 08/12/2009
Zombies? Oh yeah...

Too cool. How do I be an extra?

Cyclist's picture
Joined: 05/15/2007
The walking dead and Zombies?

Well Geeeeee; Bob Hope made a rather astute observation a few years back....

I just couldn't stop myself from posting this. :-)

moelarrycurly's picture
Joined: 10/17/2010
Cy-now that was funny!

I want to be there when the first toddler on the paths runs into one of these.

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