Conceived, directed, and produced by Greg Nicotero, “The Oath” comes in three installments of 7 to 10 minutes each. Here’s how the network describes the story:
The lone survivors of a massive walker-attack, Paul (Wyatt Russell, Cowboys and Aliens) and Karina (Ashley Bell, The Last Exorcism), speed across the countryside, frantically searching for an aid-station, as one of them slowly bleeds out from a wound. Finally coming upon a hospital that has not been overrun, at first feels like a blessing, but could soon turn to misfortune, as a seemingly benevolent doctor (Ellen Greene, Little Shop of Horrors) may hide a darker agenda.
“The webisodes give us a unique opportunity to see other parts of the ravaged world of The Walking Dead while weaving in and out of our show,” Nicotero said. “The crossover between ‘The Oath’ and The Walking Dead ties in one of the most iconic images from the series, and gives us insights and history to yet another timeline. I had worked with Ashley on The Last Exorcism and brought in Wyatt and Ellen, who rounded out the brilliant cast perfectly.”
The two previous seasons of The Walking Dead webisodes both won WGA, Streamy, and Webby awards.
The producers may get a much bigger chance to explore the ravaged world away from the show’s main characters: AMC is prepping a full spin-off series that could debut in 2015.
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