I guess the cast and crew of The Walking Dead have grown tired of keeping every last detail of the show under wraps, because two months before the premiere date, they are dishing on what is coming up in season four. Here are some of the highlights:
Most interesting seems to be a "new threat" on the horizon. According to the new showrunner, Scott Gimple, "It's someone we haven't seen before. Someone unusual; you can't stab them in the face, you can't reason with it. It's a force that would be dangerous in this world and in the world of The Walking Dead, it's terrifying." If I had to guess, I would say we are going to be dealing with a natural disaster or two. They are in the south, so it seems a hurricane is in order.
In addition to the "dangerous force," the zombies will be even more threatening. According to producer Greg Nicotero, "We've devised ways to put our characters in instantaneous jeopardy without them being prepared for it. Danger could come from anywhere, and it was really important that we re-establish the rules of our world." Suddenly our champion zombie killers aren't so cocky anymore!
A burgeoning new community at the prison will bring huge changes. "Some people buy it and some people don't subscribe to it and some don't really conform to it," says producer Greg Nicotero. Rick will finally focus on being a father, not a megalomaniac. Producer David Alpert promises that this will be a "very different Rick" but however long that will last, is "another question."
And apparently, the Governor will get even darker. According to actor David Morrissey, "He doesn't carry what happened at the end of season three very lightly. He was a man that recognizes a switch went off in his head and even though he's done terrible things, that ramped him up to somewhere else and he was out of control. That's a very worrying thing for him and that switch takes him into this dark place." Short of the Governor bursting into flames and becoming an actual demon, I'm not sure how much darker he can go.
The Walking Dead starts its fourth season on October 13th on AMC. To read more dish, check out the entire article at Hollywood Reporter.