‘The Walking Dead’ Season 4 Images & New Cast Revealed

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Michael Cudlitz in The Walking Dead The Walking Dead Season 4 Images & New Cast Revealed

[SPOILERS ahead for The Walking Dead up to season 4, episode 8.]

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In many ways, the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead closed with the bang that fans were expecting to see in the finale of season 3, and as such the upcoming second half of the season looks very much like the start of something new. After growing somewhat complacent behind the walls of the prison, the group had their haven brutally ripped away by the wrath of the Governor and were left scattered with their numbers diminished.

This leaves The Walking Dead at an important crossroads with more than a few pitfalls. One of the criticisms of the comics was that the cycle of wandering, settling, then wandering again became too repetitive, with each new safehouse (the camp, the farm and the prison etc.) ultimately failing the group and forcing them to move on. Having a central location is preferable for a show with budget limitations, but some forward momentum would be a blessing at this stage.

The characters of The Walking Dead might be feeling vulnerable without their dual fences and concrete walls to hide behind, but they haven’t survived for this long by being afraid of rough living. Entertainment Weekly has a new batch of images from the second half of season 4 that show some of the most established characters making a stab at survival in the scary outside world.

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The cast of The Walking Dead is also going to be restocked with new characters that fans of the comics may recognize. As we’ve reported previously, Michael Cudlitz (Southland) will play former US army sergeant and sports coach Abraham Ford (pictured above). Ford travels around with his tough, hispanic love interest Rosita Espinosa and former high-school science teacher Dr. Eugene Porter, and according the the New York Post these roles will be played by Christian Serratos (Twilight) and Josh McDermitt (Last Comic Standing), respectively.

There are many different paths that the latter half of The Walking Dead season 4 could take – either sticking to the comic book canon or exploring its own avenues – but at least there’s not much time left until we can find out what happens next.

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The Walking Dead returns on February 9, 2014 at 9pm on AMC.

Source: Entertainment Weekly, New York Post

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  1. Not sure if they should have released the pic of Glenn in riot gear for this season. That pretty much confirms that he’ll be teaming up with Tara. If you guys have watched the trailers closely, you’d know what I’m talking about :)

    I’m also looking forward to seeing Abraham introduced, he’s one of my favorite characters from the comics and it looks like they cast the character perfectly

    • I agree rob. I had a running debate on another site over the identity of the armored survivor, where I thought it was glenn. I would’ve enjoyed at least waiting it out as I don’t get down with spoilers and enjoy the weekly wait.

      I just thought where, yes the guy was in a weakened state, but he had a bit more incentive to return to the prison and he also had the least information on what went down, who was involved, and who made it out or did not. the guy has been the consummate gamer, tough SOB, and a leader for the group.

  2. So they got a new cast of characters? What, they going to kill them off in the first episode without getting to know them?

    I used to like Walking Dead, but not anymore. I actually get a sense of dread thinking about next episode. And not the good kind of dread. It’s the “Oh, God. Not another episode of Walking Dead.”

    Not coming back.

    • Don’t let the door hit you on the way out!

      • like it +1

    • here we will hold the door open for you on your way out………

      don’t come back now ya hear!!

      this is by far the best season of the series and with…dare I say…THE HUNTERS coming up soon, this could be where this show cements its legacy as one of the greatest series ever!!!

      • can you explain who the hunter is i don’t read the comic

        • The hunters are a group of cannibals the group runs into a few weeks after the prison attack, they’re pretty much the next big living villains after The Governor. They aren’t in the comics nearly as long as the Governor was, but they make a lasting impression on the group.

      • Ha, I was with you until that last bit. This is a very enjoyable series and it is finally picking up again, but it’ll never reach that legacy or status. It blew those chances ages ago.

        Fun stuff for sure, but it’s no masterpiece.

      • I was telling my friend the same thing the other day. Scott Gimple is knocking it out of the park right now. They better keep him on as showrunner

    • No one cares for your comment

    • That’s not at all being to dramatic

    • Haha! Yet, you felt the need to read this and reply to it. Keep on watching it and adding to it’s amazing ratings.

  3. The hunters are cannibalistic maniacs. That hunt humans be they such at hunting animals, they find humans to be easier. The hunters will most definitely be introduced around the 11th episode.

    • Damn auto correct. they suck at hunting animals so they hunt humans. they find it much easier.

  4. Lex if you want to learn about the Hunters you can click the link. But personally I would sit back and enjoy and be totally surpised.

    http://walkingdead.wikia.com/wiki/The_Hunters

  5. Daryl has a bag on maybe the baby is in there

  6. Michael Cudlitz is great.

    He was outstanding in Southland, and if he brings half the intensity to Walking Dead that he brought to the role of Officer John Cooper on Southland, folks are in for a treat.

  7. Negan… give us Negan

    • I would prefer not to have Negan for a while. Maybe introduce him the back half of next season. We just finished with the Governor and they are too similar a character.

    • No Negan, not for a season or two. There’s still a ton of stuff from the comic that hasn’t been done.

  8. This season has been incredible, i know people complain its been slow, but i really like that theyre exploring the characters more, the writing and acting has been amazing. Cant wait to see the second half, AND THE HUNTERS!!

  9. To all the haters who say they don’t watch or won’t watch again why are you even reading info on what’s to come?

  10. I have a strong feeling that episode 9 will suck a LOT,because it’s all Carl and tv show Carl is a little whiny kid who thinks he’s better than everyone else just because his father is a badass. Please writers make the show go back to being good..

  11. episode 9 opens up with a dead walker “Governor” rising up from the ground.. and Judith is alive and well I have inside sources.

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