Credit: Gene Page/AMC Photo: Maggie Looks Worried on The Walking Dead Season 3, Episode 9

We’ve been hearing a lot about this “new threat” that’s set to play a role in Season 4 of The Walking Dead, and while we’ve spent months speculating about what this new obstacle could be (a disease, Mother Nature, a serial killer, etc.) it turns out we won’t have to wait much longer for the threat to make itself known.

According to E! News, the new threat will be revealed in the Season 4 premiere, “30 Days Without an Accident," airing on October 13 at 9 p.m. ET. Calling the season opener “fantastic” E! says, “The new threat will be (sorta) revealed in week one.”

While we could get hung up on that “sorta,” we’re going to choose to be grateful that we’ll have some info on the new threat by Episode 1’s end.

Since the Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) of seasons past is long gone (he’s a farmer now you guys!) E! also notes that his storyline at the start of Season 4 is a bit dull, but “it does have a twist and will shed light on what version of Rick we are getting this season.”

More insight into Farmer Rick and the new threat? Yes, please!

Are you surprised that the new threat will be unveiled so early in Season 4, or are you happy to have more info upfront? Sound off below!

The Walking Dead Season 4 premieres on October 13 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.

Source: E! News