TheWrap hosts a special “Walking Dead” Season 5 premiere countdown with four episodes of “Drinking With the Stars.”
“Walking Dead” star Josh McDermitt teases a cure for the viral zombie disease, what the show is really about, and what the dynamic will be like between his group and Rick’s “animalistic” one.
“It is bigger, it is better, it’s more intense than any of the other seasons,” McDermitt told TheWrap’s
And the cure that only Dr. Eugene Porter knows of: “The cure is actually in the mullet.”
When viewers last saw McDermitt’s character Dr. Eugene Porter at the end of Season 4 — he, Rosita Espinosa (Christian Serratos) and Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz), had just joined forces with fellow survivor Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the rest of his group. The joint forces entered the mysterious Terminus — which may or may not be a sanctuary for the survivors. In the final moments of the show’s intense cliffhanger, Eugene and company were locked inside a train car by “Termites,” as fans commonly refer to members of Terminus.
Though he wouldn’t go into specific season premiere details, McDermitt did talk about the relationship between his and Rick’s groups: “So here we are in this train car, knowing that there’s a threat outside because we’ve been thrown in here, but now who are these new people coming in? That are just seemingly at the end of their rope.”
“The Walking Dead” premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.
Watch TheWrap’s interview with McDermitt below: