One of the things we expect to see in every “The Walking Dead” season without even thinking about it is Rick being the leader. What decision the former cop will be taking next, his struggles in juggling his family and his group, etc. Season 4 however, might be a little bit different. On Thursday, July 25, WetPaint Entertainment caught up with Robert Kirkman and asked about Rick’s position in the upcoming season.
According to source, when asked about Rick, Kirkman replied, “He’s no longer the leader, which is a little alarming. He’s in a very different place. He’s focusing more on his family. He’s focusing on them in a different way rather than protecting them, he wants to preserve them, maintain his son and daughter’s innocence, which is something that is almost impossible to do in this world. That’s where his focus is now.”
If Rick isn’t the leader though, who is? Judging by the trailer, spoilers, and hints being released, he certainly still looks like he plays a major part of the group. Maybe we’ll see him slowly lose control of the survivors (such as getting knocked down by Tyreese in the trailer) and begin to focus more on his family. After all, Carl really does need a caring father now more than ever after going “full-on Shane” in the previous season.
This brings the interview to the next question asked by WetPaint Entertainment, “Have we given up on Carl’s innocence?” Kirkman replies, “No, I don’t’ think so. I mean, Rick is doing a lot of hard work on Carl, and maybe he’ll be able to pull him back from the brink, maybe he won’t. But that’s a central focus of the season.”
Visit WetPaint Entertainment for the whole interview.
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