Walking Dead director Frank Darabont has confirmed rumors that the highly anticipated season 5 of Walking Dead will be filmed entirely in West Bremerton.
During a press conference in Pasadena on Wednesday Darabont explained the decision. “Location scouts for the show wanted an urban environment rife with dilapidated buildings, filthy streets and aimlessly wandering drug addicts. Having visited the town earlier this month and seeing the locals, we feel we can also save much of the budget that was dedicated to makeup and wardrobe for the walkers and extras, and instead just use the townspeople” Darabont said.
Darabont informed the Kitsap Report that while many other locations were competitive, nothing quite captured the post-apocalyptic look and feel of West Bremerton.