Credit: Gene Page/AMC Photo: Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) on The Walking Dead

Need a cheerleading pep talk after The Walking Dead Season 3 finale? An optimistic Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) previewed Season 4, including some of the changes we've already been told are coming.

"It’s interesting because people that aren’t villains, may turn into villains, you know what I mean?" Norman told the Wall Street Journal. "Carl just shot a kid in the face. I think Season 4 is going to be our best season, I really do. Our new showrunner – Glen [Mazzara] was amazing, and Frank [Darabont] was always amazing, but Scott [Gimple] is such a good writer. He’s got the whole thing plotted out already. I’m really excited to get going. We’ll start Season 4 in May."


Credit: Gene Page/AMC Photo: Shumpert, The Governor, and Allen on The Walking Dead

Norman said he wasn't surprised The Governor didn't get killed off on the Season 3 finale, because ole one-eye hasn't reached his full potential yet. "I mean, the comic book villain is like the most hated comic-book villain, above the Joker. The biggest one ever. So I think he’s going to get meaner," he told the WSJ. Comic book writer/executive producer Robert Kirkman told IGN The Gov would be used in a different way this time. "It’s not going to be like it was in Season 3; it’s not going to be Rick and The Governor on a collision course with a conflict between them. He’ll be used in very different ways next season."

Norman added to HollywoodLife“I think [The Governor's] evolution of a bad guy is not dead yet. To reach the comic book status, like in the comic book, the guy is so ferocious, he’s on the precipice of becoming that guy. So the last episode wasn’t about the war, it was about who is becoming what in that world. Carl, what he has become, Rick what he has become, what Daryl he has become. That’s the intro into Season 4.” Norman also warned that Mini Rick isn't done with his transformation. “[Carl's] dark right now. I think he’s going to get much darker. I think all of us are real dark right now."

OK, so maybe all that “meaner,” “darker” stuff isn’t exactly a pep talk. But it’s intriguing! The Walking Dead Season 4 will premiere in October. Catch up on more Walking Dead spoilers, news, recaps, polls, etc., here.

Sources: Wall Street JournalHollywoodLifeIGN

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