Screen Rant TV Editor Anthony Ocasio is nervous right now: he think season 3 of The Walking Dead may be too intese for those viewers who don’t know the comic book source material that inspired it. The teaser trailer above certainly hints at this being the case.
Although the Walking Dead TV show has some pretty drastic differences from Robert Kirkman’s comic book, it has still followed the same overarching path in terms of story progression. Season 3 will cover a section of the comics in which there are many brutal and graphic things that occur – and as executive producer Glen Mazzara has already stated, the show isn’t afraid to push into that controversial territory.
For now, however, we are simply getting a taste of the sweet horror movie suspense that helps set The Walking Dead apart from just about every other TV show out there (a uniqueness that critics claim was missing from the first half season 2). This brief teaser trailer immediately sets up a new nightmarish challenge for Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group of survivors: capturing the prison glimpsed in the final shot of last season from the horde of walkers roaming its halls. Between the footage we saw in the previously-released teasers and this trailer, taking that prison is going to be hell – and could maybe cost a survivor their very life.
On the other end of things, we see that Andrea (Laurie Holden) only gets a short reprieve from peril, as she and her mysterious savior, Michonne (Danai Gurira), are both seen to be at the mercy (or lack thereof) of The Governor (David Morrissey), who is the inspiration of that season 3 tagline, “Fear the living.” Fans of the comics (including one Anthony Ocasio) know the lengths that Rick and his survivors go in order to ward off the threat of The Governor – just how far (and how brutal) the show is willing to take that war, remains to be seen.
The Walking Dead season 3 premiere, “Seed”, will air on AMC on October 14, 2012.