We're not even done with The Walking Dead Season 3 yet, but spoilers for Season 4 keep drip-drip-dripping from the AMC faucet and they offer some clues as to the next challenge for our intrepid gang.
Season 4 starts shooting May 6 in Georgia. There will reportedly be 16 episodes again, premiering in October. Executive producer Greg Nicotero already told Entertainment Weekly, “I think there may be a wee bit less of the run and gun [on Season 4]. And [we'll] get a little more into some of our characters."
Earlier in March, comic book writer/executive producer Robert Kirkman told Comic Book Resources they are going to keep moving in and out of the comics, as they've done in the past few seasons. "There's going to be a lot of things that fans recognize from the comics. It's going to be a lot of new elements pushed in, and it's going to make for a really good show like it always has been."
Producer Gale Ann Hurd said the first eight episodes of Season 4 will remind us of the danger of zombies — which is good, since they've become almost like flies buzzing around the warring humans's heads.
"We are going to amp up the threat of the walkers, because they've started to seem like a manageable threat. They are not a manageable threat," Gale told CBR. "But, it is the people who you think you can trust who betray you, that you have to fear. It is the monster inside you. We all have them. How do we keep them in check?"
CBR asked her to elaborate and she implied that someone from Rick's own group would turn on him. (Gasp!) "You never know who is going to, you know, who is going to be the one who's had enough. Like, Shane saw Rick as a threat to their survival. He's not the only one who's going to have those feelings."
Who will have had enough? The Ricktator has been a little mentally challenged (OK, a lot) this season, but he seems to be pulling it together. However, he's been pushing for the group to fight The Governor and stay at the prison, while some others have suggested they just leave the prison and try for a new safe haven. Do you think Maggie and/or Glenn will start to question Rick? Or Hershel? Carol? Michonne? Carl? Will Carl try to fire his dad again, as the leader? Not Daryl, though, right? Daryl and Rick have the best bromance on television! It must not be challenged.
Source: Comic Book Resources