Warning: Spoilers for The Walking Dead TV show and comic below.
Everything we've heard about The Walking Dead Season 5 suggests it's going to push the boundaries of what's acceptable to show on TV, but the latest news coming out of UnDead HQ sounds like they may have pushed it a little too far.
Talking about the Season 5 premiere, which will probably see Rick and the gang launch an assault on the Termites of Terminus, Lauren Cohan - who plays Maggie - revealed:
This episode is so disturbing. Some of the the stuff they shot yesterday, I don’t know if it’ll make it to TV.
Say what! How is it possible for the show to be more extreme than it already is? Last season alone saw the cold-blooded execution of a child, Rick rip out somebody's throat with his teeth and the Governor behead Hershel.
My guess is the first episode of the new season will be based on the Hunters storyline in the comics, where Rick and a couple of guys track down the human-flesh-eaters and brutally murder them, showing no mercy.
It begins when Rick and his hit-squad get the drop on them:
They show no mercy and are unforgiving in their brutality:
They don't kill them quickly:
This is the aftermath of the horror:
If this is indeed the path the show walks down, then there will be blood. Lots and lots of blood.
Could the Walking Dead ever be too disturbing?