Another of the most packed TV panels at Comic-Con this year was Friday’s one for AMC’s “The Walking Dead”.
First up, its confirmed that the fourth season will premiere on Sunday October 13th at 9pm. As usual, the second half of the season will begin sometime in February.
New show runner Scott M. Gimple says the new season will be much crazier and more character-centric. Actor Andrew Lincoln says: “When we meet them all in season four, there is a whole new community in the prison and friction between certain characters. It makes for incredible character-driven scenes.”
Lincoln’s character in particular will be quite different to the man who pushed everyone away in the third season, and his bond with his son Carl will become a key plot point: “The relationship with Carl is integral to the beginning of the season from Rick. [Carl] turning into a sociopath at the end of the season woke him up to his parenting duties. You find Rick in a completely different place this season.”
Both the Governor and the walkers themselves are evolving and won’t be the same kind of threat they were last season. Also, someone on the inside of the prison is letting walkers in and is undermining everything the survivors are doing.
Executive producer Robert Kirkman says: “The world is getting worse, the people are getting more ragged, and it’s gonna keep progressing, if you can believe it.”