Zombies Returning To The Forefront In 'THE WALKING DEAD' Season 4 Along With Mother Nature
"The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman talks more about Season 4, states that while Season 3 focused on human antagonists the new season starting in October puts Walkers back in the spotlight. But there's also a new threat, mother nature.
There are new reports surfacing that "The Walking Dead" Season 4 will feature a new, faster, more deadly type of Walker that will plague Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his merry band of survivors. We'll have to wait and see whether or not this new super-zombie rumor actually pans out but showrunner and comic book creator Robert Kirkman admits that where Season 3 shifted focus away from zombies and thrust it upon The Governor (David Morrisey), zombies will once again return as a serious threat to the group's survival. Said Kirkman on Season 4, "There is a considered effort towards reminding people just how big of a threat the zombies truly are." He continued, "I don't think we ever truly got away from that, but we did shift our focus to a human antagonist in Season 3. In Season 4, we are definitely focusing on the zombies, showing them as a clear threat, and bringing them back to the forefront to a certain extent. They will be a very present, huge danger that everyone will have to deal with". Kirkman goes on to discuss that Season 4 will continue to also have human antagonists but he adds that there's another adversary being thrown into the mix, Mother Nature. "We are bringing in another threat, which is nature itself," said the comic book creator. Careful not to give away spoilers, he continued, "I don't really want to get into specifics too much, but I will say that there is a third uncontrollable, almost undefeatable threat that is going to come in when the characters of the show are at their most vulnerable. It's really going to be something that they have a hard time dealing with."
In looking at that particular region of the US, it's hard to pin down exactly what weather phenomenon Kirkman is referring to. It could be a drought which affects the group's ability to grow food. Or it could be a tornado, although in light of the recent tragedy in Oklahoma, I doubt the show will go in that direction. It could also very well be the opposite of a drought, a never ending downpour, which forces the survivors to contend with the threat of flooding. Honestly, there could be a number of other natural phenomenons that could plague the prison community, your guess is as good as mine. Whatever it may be, lets just hope it brings some pulse-pounding drama along with it.
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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 third 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."
Running Time: 60 minutes (45 min actual air time)
Release Date: October 2013 (Season 4-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,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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