Former The Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont has confirmed actor Sam Witwer’s story about the planned prequel story starring Witwer as the Tank Zombie from the series pilot.
In an interview with Paranormal Pop Culture, Witwer revealed that he had an un-credited cameo as the Tank Zombie from the series pilot, which Darabont had planned to build into a prequel episode depicting the fall of Atlanta.
The Being Human Examiner reported that Witwer believed the story would be played out in a series of webisodes, much like the Bicycle Girl webisodes Greg Nicotero directed this year. However, Darabont explained that he planned for the Tank Zombie’s back story to be told in an episode of the TV series, possibly even the season two premiere episode.
Darabont confirmed Witwer’s story and explained the idea in great detail in an email to Eric Vespe of Ain’t It Cool News. From Darabont’s email: