'The Walking Dead' Exec Teases 'Evolution of the Threat' in Season 4

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Believe it or not, it's almost time for the return of 'The Walking Dead.' AMC's zombie survival drama will make its return to the small screen in October, and already the anticipation is starting to build. The end of the show's third season, though, left the series at a bit of a strange crossroads: with the Governor in the wind and a load of new survivors added to Rick's group, where will the fourth season go? Executive producer David Alpert dropped a few hints in his recent interview with

"What we really have here in Season 4 is we dangle the carrot that civilization can be rebuilt… The notion that there’s civilization and the notion that there’s the possibility of there being laws and a sense of normalcy," Alpert shared. "I think we’re going to see an evolution in the walkers — there’s a whole bunch of new walkers — and we’ll see an evolution of the threat of human-on-human. Dangling the possibility of civilization will make people much more desperate and willing to do things that would have previously been unthinkable."

He also teased some interesting changes in setting for the series: "There’s been some real changes in the prison itself, so seeing how it’s evolved from the last episode of Season 3 to the opening of 401, the prison looks totally different… We’ve also been looking at woods and a couple stretches of highway to find some interesting angles to showcase some unique action sequences that I can’t tell you anything about."

He also promised, characteristic of 'The Walking Dead', that the series would be killing off "a whole bunch of people" in the fourth season. But, really, we all kind of expected that. 

'The Walking Dead' season 4 will premiere Sunday, Oct. 13 at 9/8c on AMC. 

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Written by: mcpherson
Aug 21st, 2013, 5:06 pm

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Message Posted On Aug 21st, 2013, 10:32 pm
I actually think rick is most likely to get killed. Don't really think he has that much left to offer. and it would allow other characters step up as yea I think rick is pretty much dead by the end of season 4

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Message Posted On Aug 21st, 2013, 6:04 pm

Yep. I think the only 'safe' character is Rick. He is just to central to the story. Anyone else is up for game - even Daryl.

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