'The Walking Dead: World Beyond' Director Loren Yaconelli, Cinematographer Ross Riege on Season Two

Zach Marsh

October 25, 2021

“THE THING THAT MAKES THIS SHOW UNIQUE IS THAT THIS IS THE FIRST CHANCE FOR THE AUDIENCE TO SEE THE PERSPECTIVE OF PEOPLE WHO GREW UP POST-APOCALYPSE.”

There are still times where the characters find themselves out in the wilderness, there are still enough duels with walkers to keep long-time fans happy...but there’s also something different, something cleaner and more domestic about “World Beyond” that doesn’t fully exist in the other two shows, and it’s something that takes a few episodes to get used to. However, for Ross Riege, who has served as the director of photography for six of this season’s episodes, this wasn’t so much a challenge as it was liberating. “I was excited when we started that there was this world we were all familiar with,” said Riege, “but there wasn’t this charge to have to fit in visually with the other shows. The thing that makes this show unique is that this is the first chance for the audience to see the perspective of people who grew up post-apocalypse.”