Rick enters Atlanta

Near the end of the first episode, and after running out of gas, Rick finds a horse and rides it into Atlanta.

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This is also the same road shown when Glenn was leaving Atlanta in the Dodge Challenger at the end of the second episode.

This view of Atlanta is from Freedom Parkway with a beautiful view of the Atlanta skyline. In this comparison shot (from the Jackson Street overpass, visible in the second screen capture above) you can see just how much CGI was done to not only make the road look longer than it really is, but also to add in evidence of the zombie apocalypse along both sides of the road.  There is no train line which runs down that side of the road but I have to admit its addition really adds to the scene.

This intersection, or view, is on the eastern side of the city.

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15 Responses to Rick enters Atlanta

  1. Jennifer says:

    There is actually railroad tracks on the right hand side of 75/85 SB as you are coming into the city. In fact, when I first saw the shot, that’s where I assumed they took it. Like from the overpass just north of 17th St/Atlantic station area.

  2. Ashley says:

    That tornado was March 2008…I was standing outside the Georgia Dome trying to buy SEC basketball tickets when it hit. One of the strangest experiences of my life! Crazy that those boarded windows worked out for filming!! I’ll have to check that out on Netflix.

  3. Kelle Watts says:

    I worked downtown when that happened…..in a 17 story building…..on the 13th floor. Want to talk about scary!

  4. Wade says:

    What interstate is rick riding in on?

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  6. Tracey says:

    In 2007 or 2008 Atlanta was hit by a bad tornado and it took out a bunch of windows in the Westin Peachtree (the tall round building). Half the building was boarded up with black boards. It took them nearly 3 years to replace them all. Anyway, in season one, I noticed that the windows were still boarded up. That’s crazy! Take a look on netflix.

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