• Giant wall divides metro town for new season of 'Walking Dead'

    By: Diana Davis


    COWETA COUNTY, Ga. - Few Georgia towns can claim flesh-eating zombies as a tourist draw. But that's what tour groups and fans of AMC's show "The Walking Dead" line the streets of Senoia are hoping to see.

    One of the newest attractions is a 15-foot high fence that is part of this year's set for the hit show.

    Channel 2’s Diana Davis found out the wall could remain standing for more than a year, and that could mean more visitors.
    “They were filming the season finale shot right though here. Right along these train tracks,” a tour guide told a group on Main Street.

    That location was the center of shooting for season three. Last season, shooting was mostly on a sound stage.
    In the last couple days, a massive 15-foot high corrugated metal fence was put up as part of the story line.

    No  one know what lies behind it, at least the writers aren't talking.

    Fans have lots of theories, including Bill Dotter who came all the way from the Midwest.
    “Hopefully salvation after Terminus and Woodbury. We want it to be something good for the survivors,” Dotter said.
    As the fence goes up and gets bigger by the day, the suspense grows.
    The set, all on private property at the bottom of Main Street, surrounds a townhome and community and one of single-family homes.
    It’s close enough for a glimpse of the action, but no more.
    The police chief admits he, and most of the town, are die-hard fans. There hasn't been one objection to the fence so far.
    “I think that while they're here, it’s been a good thing for the city altogether. I haven't really seen a negative,” said chief Jason Eders.
    The production company said the mayor and the City Council said the fence could remain another 18 months, depending on the storyline.
    “It really depends on the producers, I guess, or how the scripts take them or whatever the case may be,” Eders said.
    When the fence does come tumbling down, part of it may end up for sale at "The Walking Dead" souvenir shop on Main Street.

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