A reunion between Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Carol (Melissa McBride) may have left fans of The Walking Dead completely choked-up on last Sunday’s episode of AMC’s apocalyptic megahit, but it was a “Gladiator” named Winslow (played by makeup artist Gino Crognale) who really stole the show. The Scavenger’s pet zombie was the coolest, most brutal thing we’ve seen on the show in ages! Check out a clip of Rick (Andrew Lincoln) battling Winslow, Thunderdome style, in the clip below.
And to get a glimpse behind the scenes at what it took to bring this monstrous fiend to life, check out the featurette below: Making of Winslow Walker!
While it was great to see Rick emerge from the fight victorious, I can’t be the only one bummed that Winslow won’t be around for future episodes. And geez, I can’t believe how nonchalant Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh) was about Winslow’s dispatch! I mean, just think about all the effort it must have taken to assemble that guy! But who knows, maybe her tribe’s got more Gladiator zombies hidden throughout the junk heap! Time will tell.
Check out cool shots and concept art for Winslow below.
Walker from tonight! Scott Gimple and I spent a lot of time designing this awesome Walker concept art by John Wheaton sculpture by Norman Cabrera, John Wrightson and Garrett Immel applied by the brilliant Jake Garber Kerrin Jackson and Kevin Wasner! Thanks to Gino Crognale for reluctantly agreeing to play the zombie because I could've never had anybody else do it #knbefxgroup @amcthewalkingdead
And check out a preview for next week’s episode of The Walking Dead below.