THE WALKING DEAD Cast & Crew Look Ahead To Season 4, Decision Maker On (Spoiler) Death Revealed
The Walking Dead Season 3 is over and while we have a bit of a lengthy wait for the Season 4 premiere, the cast and producers have a few firm notions about the show's future.
In this video from EW, various members of The Walking Dead cast and crew look ahead to Season 4 after the fireworks of the third season finale. The season long confrontation with The Governor is referred to as just the first round!
And over on THR, there's an in-depth interview with comic book creator Robert Kirkman who also looks ahead to Season 4 but primarily focuses on the huge step away from the source material.
On the death of Andrea.
" It's a big departure from the comics, which to a certain extent is somewhat risky but at the end of the day I like the idea of there being big differences that key in to this is the show, this is the comic. I like that there's some kind of separation there. It was definitely something that weighted upon us heavily. The unfortunate thing is that you're not really going to see why this was a good decision and good for the show until season four. We thought having that tragic end to her story line -- having [Andrea] work so hard to save these people of Woodbury and find a peaceful resolution to this conflict was really something worthy of the character. It's also something that changes Rick's (Andrew Lincoln) mindset and alters a lot of the characters and their modes of operation moving into the fourth season. It seemed like the right thing to do at the right time."
Who 'pulled the trigger' on the decision to kill Andrea?
"It was something [departing showrunner] Glen Mazzara introduced in the writing of the last few episodes. It's something that was debated quite a bit. There was a lot of opposition in the writers' room. I bounced back and forth between "We really shouldn’t kill her" and "this is a good idea." In the end it all came together and we decided to go for it. It was definitely something that divided the room to a certain extent."
Much more at THR so be sure to click the source link above to read the full transcript. While the show is currently basking in record viewership for the season finale, fan reaction is definitely mixed. Many feel that the epic, all-out battle heavily teased all season long never materialized. Compared to season finales past, there was definitely a step back in terms of action but the emotional vibrancy was cranked up to an all-time high. Is this tonal shift a sign of things to come as the dangers of the walkers become more and more managable?
Looking ahead, there are definitely a lot of pieces still on the board to keep the show interesting. Morgan is still out there waging his one man war. By all accounts, Rick and co. have left Woodbury vacant, seemingly opening the door for The Governor to move back in with a more rowdy bunch of residents. And readers of the comic book series know there's an even more dastardly tyrant lurking somewhere out there in the world of The Walking Dead. The show could take us in a number of different directions for Season 4 which is what a series finale should accomplish, right? Whether you agree or disagree, sound off in the comment section below.
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The Walking Dead, the most watched drama in basic cable history, returned for an exhilarating third season on Sun., Oct. 14, 2012 at 9/8c. In this uncertain world, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his band of survivors must not only fight the dead, but also face a whole new fear: the living. A 16 episode season, the series Entertainment Weekly called the "greatest thriller ever produced for television' will air in two parts, with the first eight hours kicking off October 14 and returning February 2013 with the final eight episodes.
In the highly anticipated new season, Rick and his fellow survivors continue to seek refuge in a desolate and post-apocalyptic world and soon discover that there are greater forces to fear than just the walking dead. The struggle to survive has never been so perilous. Season 3 also introduces new characters, including the Governor (David Morrissey) and fan-favorite Michonne (Danai Gurira), along with her zombie pets.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead stars Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, IronE Singleton, Melissa McBride, Morrissey and Gurira. The series is executive produced by showruner Glen Mazzara, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert with Greg Nicotero, Denise Huth and Evan Reilly as co-executive producers.
The Walking Dead reigns as the most watched drama series on basic cable for Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54. The series has garnered two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Prosthetic Make-up, a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Television Series - Drama, and a WGA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media, among other accolades.
The Walking Dead Season 3 by Teaser-Trailer.com
Running Time: 60 minutes (45 min actual air time)
Release Date: October 14 (Season 3-premiere)
TV Rating: TV-MA for sex & nudity, violence & gore, profanity, alchohol/drugs/smoking and frightening/intense scenes
Starring: Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey,Chad Coleman,Laurie Holden, Sonequa Martin-Green, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Emily Kinney, Norman Reedus
Creators: Frank Darabont (show) Robert Kirkman (comic)
Written by: Frank Darabont, Charles H. Eglee, Jack LoGiudice, Robert Kirkman, Glen Mazzara, Adam Fierro, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore, Evan T. Reilly
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