The Walking Dead is Coming to Jekyll Island

August 6, 2016

Zombies: Bring your sunscreen.

The Walking Dead has been filming all over Georgia since 2010, so it was just a matter of time before the hit television series made its way to the Atlantic coast.

According to Action News Jax, AMC’s hit television series is set to film a scene for the upcoming season 7 on the north end of Jekyll Island in mid-August. Those familiar with the island already know the area well as Driftwood Beach, a sand-swept tree graveyard on the island’s secluded northern shore.

Other scenes are planned for the marsh side of the island. (Movie Pilot did a bang-up job detailing the planned scenes; check out their post by clicking here.)

A picture of Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island, Georgia.
Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island will be a shooting location for season 7 of AMC’s The Walking Dead.

The eroding coastline on the north end, long-expired tree limbs and a labyrinth of decaying live oak trees make a perfect setting for what the zombie apocalypse might look like with a beachfront view.

Learn more about Driftwood Beach in our Jekyll Island travel guide by clicking here.

This won’t be the first time a major movie studio has utilized the barrier island for filming, either. Movies like Anchor Man 2 and X-Men: First Class have filmed on Georgia’s Gem in recent years.

Georgia’s competitive tax incentives for film studios have driven more productions to the Peach State, with some going so far as to dub Atlanta the Hollywood of the South. 

While healthy Georgians may appreciate the boost major studio productions bring to the local economy, something tells me the zombies could care less.

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