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There's been a lot of talk over the past couple of weeks that The Walking Dead Season 5 premiere will be so brutally violent that some of the cast and crew were unsure whether it would actually be allowed to be shown on cable network TV.

This threat of censorship got many of you, myself included, pretty pissed, but now it seems these fears might have been miss-placed after Rick Grimes himself, Andrew Lincoln, sort of confirmed that we'll see the premiere in all its bloody glory:

Speaking about the premiere, Lincoln said:

All of us were just dumbstruck and said, ‘We’re not going to be able to show this. We’re not going to be able to show this.’” And then he added, “We are showing it.

I'm so happy to hear this. [The Walking Dead](series:201193) has never been afraid to show the brutality of human survival and the lengths people go to protect the people they love. The show's unflinching look at violence and its consequences are one of the reasons we all love it, so I think it's absolutely the right decision to not cut any scenes.

However, this is just my opinion. I know many of you out there have young families who also love the show, so I'd be interested to hear what you think.

Do scenes like the one below have a place on TV?


Should The Walking Dead be censored for violence?

(Source Cinema Blend)


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