'The Walking Dead': Jon Bernthal on how Shane's death went down, on-screen and off


Jon Bernthal knew from the beginning -- from before the beginning -- that Shane Walsh, the character he played for two seasons on AMC's "The Walking Dead," wasn't going to make it. In the original comic book, Shane doesn't last past the first issue. But, says Bernthal, series creator Frank Darabont had a plan for Shane -- one that kept him in the mix longer and allowed him to become more integral to the storyline, but would still eventually end up with him dying.And, says Bernthal, when Darabont abruptly left the show in July 2011 -- he was replaced by lead writer Glen Mazzara -- there was a definite shift in the decision-making process."I think it's an unbelievably collaborative process and I think ["The Walking Dead"] more than most is very collaborative," Bernthal tells Zap2it. "Once Frank left I think we were welcomed even more to be a part of that because Frank was really...



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