In a video clip released on Friday (see video at left), producers of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” revealed the first details of the show’s fourth season.
According to the video and The Hollywood Reporter, new showrunner Scott Gimple has written the first episode of the upcoming season and Emmy award winner Greg Nicotero will direct.
Gimple is the series’ third showrunner and has written some of the show’s most memorable episodes, including Sophia’s coming out of the barn episode in Season 2 (“Pretty Much Dead Already”) and Morgan’s return in Season 3 (“Clear”).
Nicotero calls the Season 4 premiere “bigger than any script I’ve ever done before,” then added, “[there’s] new people coming in, some great character turns, great twists that will delight the fans.”
Buzz for the upcoming season got underway shortly after cameras started rolling last month when AMC released a still shot from the set that included Rick standing in the woods with what looks like a walker in the background.
Today’s video clip comes on the heels of Tuesday’s announcement that the Season 3 DVD and Blu-ray sets – aptly titled “The Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season” – will be released on Aug. 27, 2013.
“The Walking Dead” and AMC marketing teams are doing an excellent job of generating buzz and excitement for the upcoming season.
There’s still four months until the fourth season kicks off and already there’s excitement in the air.
Going on about it won’t hasten the premiere’s arrival, so how about a little armchair quarterbacking to help pass the time?
After further consideration and examination of the still photo released last month, the theory that the walker in the background is Michonne is now dead – though it might reanimate and stagger about aimlessly later on.
Assuming the photo is from the season premiere, what sense would it make to turn one of the show’s most popular characters into a zombie so quickly?
Then again, maybe it’s a dream sequence.
Ah, the beauties of throwing the fan base a bone every now and again! It gets us talking and theorizing about the show during its offseason.
We don’t know much about Season 4 of “The Walking Dead,” but thanks to an interview with executive producer Gale Ann Hurd earlier this year, we do know there’s a time jump involved.
That’s not much to go on, especially since there was also a time jump involved from Season 2 to Season 3.
Lots of puzzle pieces out there, but the only thing for certain is that the show won’t be back until October.
In the meantime, indulge yourselves in a little “Falling Skies” on TNT and “The Killing” on AMC to pass the time.
When it returns in October, “The Walking Dead” will air on AMC, which is available on all satellite and cable providers in the Provo area.