Robert Kirkman Confirms [Spoiler] From THE WALKING DEAD Is Alive And Will Return

Here's a mild spoiler from The Walking Dead creator and showrunner concerning a certain character's Season 4 fate. Continue on for more details if you really want to know.

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By Mark Julian - 12/10/2013
TV Guide spoke with Robert Kirkman about the fate of a fan favorite character and he surprisingly confirmed a few details about their fate as well as where the group is headed after the events of the midseason finale.
Natalie Abrams of TV Guide reported: Spoiler:[ I pumped Robert Kirkman for some scoop on the second half of the season and he offered up three interesting tidbits: 1) Carol will definitely return before the end of the season; 2) The Sanctuary, which was discussed in that radio message, will come into play; and 3) Via flashbacks, there will be glimpses into the lives of our favorite characters, likely including Michonne.]

The Walking Dead will return in February.

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"The Walking Dead, the most watched drama in basic cable history, will return for a sixteen episode fourth season on October 13, 2013.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, David Morrissey, Chad Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green and Danai Gurira . The series is executive produced by Kirkman, Scott M. Gimple, Greg Nicotero, and Gale Anne Hurd."


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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ds9epicfan - 12/10/2013, 4:12 AM
Is it February yet!Can't wait to see where the show is going now!Finally a fresh direction!
Tetrahedron - 12/10/2013, 4:17 AM
He pumped Robert Kirkman? I hope he used lube. :/
MightyZeus - 12/10/2013, 4:17 AM
I cant wait for the show to return in February. Also cant wait to see more of Michonne. So far i'm suffering from The Walking Dead withdrawal.
agentmi5 - 12/10/2013, 4:21 AM
lol pumped hahahaa
Dragonpiece - 12/10/2013, 4:29 AM
not trying to sound rude, but it was already confirmed she would be back.
Nymphadora - 12/10/2013, 4:56 AM
sweet, more Michonne! Not really big on Carol though...she's well acted but gets crappy material.
LP4 - 12/10/2013, 5:03 AM
Could care less about Carol. I was kinda hoping it would somehow be Lori. But i love this show. Huge fan.
campblood - 12/10/2013, 5:08 AM
meh. I knew she should be back but I also think it's going to be in a big way.

I think carol is going to usurp rick's place as leader
ManCalledSting - 12/10/2013, 5:08 AM
Good stuff! Can't wait.
Gamera623 - 12/10/2013, 5:16 AM
Carol didnt die. Is saying Carol will return really news? It never occured to me she wouldnt be seen again.
I thought Kirkman finally admitted Judith is alive on the show.

At any rate take your time February. I got plenty of TV I need to catch up on before Walking Dead needs to come back.
CyberBishop - 12/10/2013, 5:20 AM
Watch somehow Carol saves Rick and Carl..
Polygame - 12/10/2013, 5:58 AM
Seriously, Last weekend I bought back a Gamecube and the game "hunter : the reckonning" to play along with my wife. The Walking Dead withdrawal have some nasty side effects...
ATrueHero1987 - 12/10/2013, 6:04 AM
Well, not surprised she's coming back but I wonder when Duane will be back this season(that has already been reported). Come on February!
Jordanstine - 12/10/2013, 6:43 AM
Thought he was going to confirm...

antman8o8 - 12/10/2013, 7:30 AM
@Jordanstine I think Judith is alive, Tyrese ran in her direction with the girls then when the tank fired on the bridge it looks like Tyrese is holding something while running away, not his gun.

and you know me just waiting for the Walking Dead's return in February... :)

jlabatman - 12/10/2013, 7:35 AM
Show more Michonne! Caroly coming bakc isn't a bad thing, her character has developed into more a of a badass than the the wimpering idiot she was before!
iambosh - 12/10/2013, 7:50 AM
Kirkman lives in my home town hahah! XD
iambosh - 12/10/2013, 7:51 AM
Everyone sees him in the comicbook stores around town haha
JediPhilosopher - 12/10/2013, 7:56 AM
If the world goes through an apocalypse, let it be a zombie one. At least we rednecks can have some fun before we die. :P
fettastic - 12/10/2013, 7:57 AM
The mid-season finale was what the end of season 3 SHOULD have been.

I did not appreciate that they milked that character for another couple of episodes.
TelaVizion - 12/10/2013, 8:20 AM
She'll probably be a zombie. As upset as she was when she found out she was leaving the show, I doubt they're bringing her back to stay.

I hope I'm wrong. She was just becoming sexy when they took her out.
rabid - 12/10/2013, 8:25 AM
I have a feeling Lily took Judith. She just lost her own daughter, so she would work the best as a plot device. And she was covered in her daughter's gore, which would explain the blood on the carseat. If Judith had been eaten, they'd have chosen to show it simply because of how powerful that scene would have been.
Omegacron - 12/10/2013, 8:25 AM
Well, dang. I was hoping the Guv was coming back somehow. The comics version wasn't that likeable, but the TV version had a lot of untapped potential.
Extricator - 12/10/2013, 8:43 AM
With the group splitting up, and Tyrese ending up with Lizzy , Judith and the other kids, I'm willing to bet that's the group that will run into Carol.
Avenger53 - 12/10/2013, 10:50 AM
Michonne has baby Judith. They showed Michonne (reluctantly) holding Judith a couple episodes for a reason: foreshadowing.

My money's on this opening up Michonne's flashback episode where we find out why she was so hesitant to hold a baby in the first place... hint: she lost her own child pre/post zombie apocalypse.
Jimiboy234 - 12/10/2013, 12:31 PM
I still hands down think Carol was not the one who killed the people. I think Carl may have.
Watching the older episodes helped show me some insight to the caring relationship that Carol has not only with Carl, but also other children. I believe Carol is covering for Carl.
Notice in the mid-season finale, Tyreese discovered yet another mutilated rat corpse significant of the murders that occurred before. It's as if the rat had a c-section performed on it, like when Carl was present for his mother's death.
Lately, Carl has been a bit mentally unstable. Remember when he killed the poor survivor from Woodbury (who was clearly surrendering, btw)? What about Carl's unquestionably dark views on the world and how the group should be handled?
I ask where could the show possibly go next? I think some intense drama involving Rick discovering his son has gone down a dark black hole, is what's up next. That and the group trying to get back together. Apart from Daryl trying to find Carol because he simply misses her, how else can the show bring her back?

Also, I love the concept of the flashbacks. I feel like the show needs to explain more of these characters.
thetrojan - 12/10/2013, 1:39 PM
Lori was in the last episode-one of the zombies walking towards the prison....I think.
Bigred20 - 12/10/2013, 4:37 PM
the sanctuary?
i dont remember hearing that
is it in the comics ill hav to look
ParisSun - 12/10/2013, 5:14 PM
I wonder if the flashbacks wouldnt' be a great way to bring back the actors who played Hershell, Dale, Andrea, etc.
KingEmperor - 12/10/2013, 11:53 PM
@thetrojan

I think that zombie in that one shot was that crazy woman whom Rick met in the woods.
Angries - 12/11/2013, 1:08 AM
Watch the show again and after the kids shoot the girl in the head saving tyreese, press pause and play and pause and play during the shot with the tank shooting the catwalk and tyresse was running away. Look carefully at him and his surroundings. Notice he is now not holding his gun but cradling something close to his chest and it pops up as a grainy bundle of joy over his left shoulder which comes up in a different colour. notice there is no one else in that alley and the catwalk...now time it and watch what unfolds...main area is daryl and walkers are coming up behind him, he kills everyone there throws the grenade in tank and kills everyone and everything around him...just after that, karl and rick comes up to the tank and karl kills 2 walkers, and they look around and see the baby hand carriage, they walk up to it and there is blood in it and they look around and walkers were just kneeling down to eat the people by the tank...NOW look where the baby hand carriage was...in the same alley catwalk tyresse was just in, who ran after the kids who obviously were running where they left judith otherwise they would go to the bus, and tyress probably waved the kids off saying hell carry judith and run ahead which is why we didn't see the kids when tyress was unlocking the straps. easier to shoot a rifle with one hand and carry a baby worse case. also he ran after the kids maybe 4-5 seconds after saying no that way, a fully grown man can outrun a kid, i'd give kids a 10-15 second head start down that alley, another 10 seconds to unstrap and run with judith, that's why we didn't see the kids when the shell hit the catwalk, they arleayd turned the corner or ran inside, if tyresse dint' have to stop, he's catch up with the kids and run with them then we would have seen them with him as the shell hit the catwalk. the time between everything doesn't let enough time for a walker to magically appear infront of everyone and eat the baby. remember they just snuck up on daryl and they definately were not infront of the tank, that is the only spots the walkers came in on, and if they shot the catwalk with tyresse running, and then daryl took out the tank, means tyress ran past the baby in the carriage and running after the girls. it was when karl and rick saw the carriage the dead were finally in and started to kneel and eat hte bodies around the tank, judith is 100% alive and with tyresse.

the blood there, look at the baby hand carriage picture above in the top right corner, there is a huge pool of blood there, my guess is the tank round exploded someone and sprayed blood all over the area as it was close to the tank and it is on the bottom of the carriage cuz tyresse already had the baby, must've been the last shot that hit the catwalk. could have been a walker, could have been a person that the shell hit, but looking at the time frame and where people and walkers was, is most likely a person as the walkers weren't in yet.
Angries - 12/11/2013, 1:18 AM
It isn't the sister who is shacking up with army girl cuz she ran turned and left the opposite way of the baby carriage when the grenade went off just around the corner from her when she was by the tank, it was daryl's toss of the grenade just before he put another one down the barrel of the tank.

to rabid:
is not lily cuz she shot the govenor and there was no baby in tow and it places her outside the prison and after rick saw the empty hand carriage, rick would have had to walk past her if she came up from there and would have seen the baby

to avenger 53:
It isn't michonne because when rick got up after the govenor was stabbed through the chest, rick as like karl karl and went up to the prison, michonne stopped and went back to the governor putting her behind rick as he went up to the prison

was not maggie cuz she was with the medic and tyresse other friend and they were pinned down behind the car as the bus left and they retreated after it which was not the way of the carriage

was not beth cuz she met up with him after he blew the tank and they headed the same way the bus went

Angries - 12/11/2013, 1:19 AM
beth and daryl that is at the end.
Angries - 12/11/2013, 1:20 AM
@kingemperor

yes that was the crazy girl rick met in the woods, she's the girl who played octavia in rome or something
Angries - 12/11/2013, 1:25 AM
Is good hershel is dead, their moral compass is gone, and when things get really bad, they are going to let the shit hit the fan and do whatever it takes to survive while back in their minds they will try to hold on to the humanity they once have, is going to be a crazy second half of season 4.

Though i kinda want to know what the hunters and the walled city of alexandria is about that i've been hearing is the next part of the comic book series that this show is now coming up on.

The whole karl and rick by themselves i heard about, is when they get seperated in the comics and rick loses his hand and almost dies, he won't lose his hand in the tv show cuz the writer really regretted doing that to him in the comics but there is going to be finally some serious stuff that karl has to do by himself to save his dad.
EarOne - 12/11/2013, 6:22 AM
this is THE best season (or half season) yet. surprised it doesn't TOP that many annual year-end top tv shows lists though...

SPOILER!!!

Hershell's tragic (yet expected) death, the lost of Rick's baby, the fate of the exiled Carol, the fate of Rick's group (will they or won't they reunite anytime soon?)..Mischonne..what da heck happened to HER..??!! thought she woulda joined Rick and his boy in escaping the walkers, after stabbing the deliciously evil Guv'nor..

speaking of whom..did his lover actually shoot him in the face or not...remained to be seen. logically, she SHOULD, after him shooting her daughter..but if i were her, i woulda just let the walkers EAT him ALIVE..and move on with her life by joining the next single hunk, Rick and his boy.
JediPhilosopher - 12/11/2013, 6:32 AM
Lol, I've only seen the first season of this show. I blame it on LOST which ruined my appetite for ongoing dramas like these.
JediPhilosopher - 12/11/2013, 6:43 AM
LOST started out so great and seemed to constantly promise FOR 6 YEARS to eventually answer all questions in some brilliant interconnected grand finale that would explode with meaning and implications of life itself. Instead, we find out, the island was a cork, on some sort of evil. And they all had died.. At some point. And it was purgatory. No real further explanataions. Just, lots and lots of dangling questions. Because.. and this is what I get from it.. tv shows are just to make money for the ####ing tv networks. So ,,|,, to them.

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