The Walking Dead season 4 is right around the corner. Honestly, it is a little scary to think about the new season of the popular zombie show since they are on their third different show-runner in four seasons. It took them a full season last time they changed to get comfortable again. However, new show-runner Scott Gimple tried to ease some tensions, especially with comic book fans, when he talked about what to expect.
One thing that Frank Darabont and Glenn Mazzara did was use the comic books as a template and create something completely new. They added characters that were not in the comics (Daryl, Meryl) and killed off characters that was prominent in the comics.
Gimple said that makes it hard to pull stories perfectly out of the comics, but he said the spirit of those stories will be there and fans will know exactly where the stories come from when they occur. There will even be one episode that is pulled “almost verbatim” from the comic book story.
David Morrisey also talked about his character of The Governor. He said that his actions at the end of last season will haunt him throughout The Walking Dead season 4 and it will influence who he becomes by the end.
The cast and crew also talked about the “new threat” that has been hinted at. While early hints made it seem otherworldly, Gimple seems to indicate it is a person – although it seems to still veer to the side of the supernatural.
“It’s someone we haven’t seen before. Someone unusual; you can’t stab them in the face, you can’t reason with it. It’s a force that would be dangerous in this world and in the world of ‘The Walking Dead’, it’s terrifying.”
The Walking Dead season 4 premieres on Oct. 13.