VIDEO: Robert Kirkman Tours the Set of 'The Walking Dead' Season 4!
Robert Kirkman is a happy man. And really, why wouldn't he be? A small comic book series that he began writing years ago exploded into a massive graphic novel craze, eventually spawning one of the most popular television series of all time. Considering people create comic books most often as a labor of love (there aint always a pot of gold at the end of that funnybook process), Kirkman isn't living the dream--he's living something likely far beyond his wildest dreams.
Well that jovial personality comes through in this video, released today by AMC. In it, Kirkman wanders through the set of the upcoming fourth season of 'The Walking Dead' with a silent camera crew, taking viewers on a tour of the world of the show. Kirkman takes his time to emphasize the changes to the prison setting that have been made in between the close of the third season and today.
Back at Comic-Con in San Diego, Kirkman offered some insight into the coming season (SPOILER ALERT):
"There's going to be a bit of a time jump," Kirkman explained. "It's only a few months, we're not nailing down the exact number of days or anything like that. The prison that we see is a very different prison and the characters that we see are very different from the last time we saw them. We go into season four with characters you've known for four years and still find new things to explore with them and new aspects of their character and see that they are growing and changing in extremely dramatic ways due to the strains that this world has put upon them."
After a massive departure from the comic book in seasons two and three, it sounds as though we may be inching closer to Kirkman's black & white basis for the upcoming season:
"We are definitely going in some new directions and this will continue to be a different take on the material form the comics but there will possibly be some scenes that are a little bit closer to the comic than we've done in the past. Season four probably has the most number of scenes that are adapted directly from the comic series or very close to what we did. A good deal of that is from Scott and the way he views that material and puts forth that extra effort to work it into the show in a way that it all works."
Check out the new set tour video below!
How excited are you for another season of 'The Walking Dead'?