We’ve got a little more than four days to go before the big Season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead, and with the clock ticking, the AMC drama’s new showrunner Scott Gimple chatted with Entertainment Weekly about what fans can expect in the months to come.
For starters, EW notes that the Season 4 kick-off “features one of the biggest and most intricate action scenes the series has ever filmed.” Later on in the interview Scott seems to echo that sentiment, revealing that the walkers will be very scary once the show returns on October 13 at 9 p.m. ET.
Calling non-frightening zombies “lame”, Scott went on to reveal, “I will say Greg did a couple of things this season, especially in Episode 1. There’s even some later in the season that are a little bit difficult to shake from my brain. It’s kind of like, go to bed at night, close your eyes and you see it, and you’re like, ‘Nicotero!’ There’s been some pretty horrible stuff, some very scary stuff, some imagery that is highly unpleasant in an awesome way.”
Could some of this highly unpleasant imagery come from an eventual showdown between Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and The Governor (David Morrissey) in an effort to resolve that conflict later this season?
When EW pointed out that there was little resolution between the dueling duo last year — at least in terms of a fight — Scott maintained that their story is far from finished. “I will just say that I think they both had individual conclusions, and I think they both affected each other greatly. It’s a long story” he began. “We’re very lucky to tell a long serialized story here, and I hope that it’s safe to say that it’s not necessarily the end of the story. I think that story did change Rick a great deal and put him in the place that we’re starting with this season.”
And though we didn’t learn any more about where or when The Governor will reappear in Season 4, Scott promised the Big Bad will return in “service to an incredibly satisfying story.”
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The Walking Dead Season 4 premieres this Sunday, October 13, at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.
Source: Entertainment Weekly