The Walking Dead celebrities are saying “stay in the home, Carl,” amid advisories to practice social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus.
A reference to the first days of this zombie play, where Lori Grimes (Sarah Wayne Callies) often encouraged young son Carl (Chandler Riggs) to stay indoors and away from risk, the phrase made a comeback on societal media when Callies, Riggs and former Walking Dead celebrity Tom Payne, who played Jesus, referenced the phrase to encourage visitors to self-quarantine or restrict their exposure to additional people.
Based on guidelines published by the CDC, favored social distancing means”remaining from congregate settings, averting mass gatherings, and keeping a distance (roughly 6 feet or 2 meters) from the others when possible.”
“I have a message for everyone choosing to not practice social distancing right now. Stay in the house, Carl,” Callies said in a video published to Twitter. “We know what happens when you don’t.”
Responding to his onscreen mum’s tweet, Riggs tweeted,”Jesus Christ that has been going on for eight years I can’t take it anymore.”
Riggs, who exited the series midway through Season 8 in 2018, said during a recent conference look he’s still known as Carl’s nickname by Walking Dead lovers, speaking to the way Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes would sometimes announce”Carl.”
Last week, physical pre-production on The Walking Dead Season 11 was pushed back by filming and weeks on the sixth season of Fear the Walking Dead was stopped for three weeks due to coronavirus concerns.
AMC also canceled an episode of live aftershow Talking Dead that would have aired after The Walking Dead Season 10 episode”Walk With Us.”
Showrunner Angela Kang then told The Hollywood Reporter that the Walking Dead team is currently”very well set up to operate remotely,” allowing the writers’ room to continue work on Season 11.