‘The Walking Dead’ Season 4 Featurette Teases Character Turns & Plot Twists

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Season 3 of AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead certainly brought the show to new heights of popularity, but with some faithful viewers complaining that the story was getting monotonous – as the core group of characters simply moved from place to place – producers and showrunners have released a production featurette that promises new story developments, character turns and, of course, more bloody carnage in season 4.

The clip doesn’t offer much in terms of actual footage from the upcoming season, but it does take viewers behind the scenes of the production, where they get to meet the rarely-seen magic-workers of The Walking Dead, including producer/director/makeup artist Greg Nicotero, who teases that the season 4 premiere is “bigger than any script we’ve ever done before.”

That script was written by new showrunner Scott Gimble, who penned some of the most memorable and outstanding episodes from season 3, including ‘Clear,’ ‘Hounded,’ and ‘The Sorrowful Life.’ With Gimble taking the reins and with the enthusiastic Nicotero leading the charge as the director of the season 4 premiere, it looks like AMC’s solution to keeping the series fresh was to inject some new creative blood behind the camera.

In the clip, Nicotero also noted that new cast members should keep things interesting as well. Season 4 will surely introduce some new players to the game, but we can also expect to see other characters develop into major contributors, including Tyreese (Chad Coleman), Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Beth (Emily Kinney), who have all been announced as season 4 regulars.

Walking Dead No End In Sight 3 The Walking Dead Season 4 Featurette Teases Character Turns & Plot Twists

Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has hinted that Tyreese will have a major role to play in season 4 and will have a significant relationship with Rick as the two finally join sides at the end of season 3. Considering Tyreese was one of the main characters in the comics, this reveal isn’t all that surprising, but it still gives fans of the show something to look forward to.

If the show is going to last until 2022 – like AMC hopes it will – then it will definitely need to continue to mix things up to keep its audience satisfied and on its toes. Many viewers are hoping the show explores more of the zombie-infested world, as well as the main characters’ tattered psyches. And though fans are still not sure where season 4 will go, these teases should make them optimistic about the show’s direction.

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Tune in to The Walking Dead season 4 premiere in October 2013 on AMC.

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  1. “But with some faithful viewers complaining that the story was getting monotonous – as the core group of characters simply moved from place to place”

    I haven’t read that complaint outside of SR. I mean, what else will people expect this show to be about?

    • I agree. There is always complaining about the Walking Dead by commenters on Screenrant, but that’s it! Everywhere else I see it get praise. Weird.

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    • Well, not focusing on JUST the Governor (yawn, what a boring villain, especially compared to the comic version.) as a threat would be a start. It’s hardly about zombies anymore. Not to mention they constantly sit around idly in a prison while only a few characters in an episode are active. You never feel like they’re in any real danger. And then in the season 3 finale we were all getting geared up for an intense showdown that would finally put the shows driest, most weakly developed character to rest, and a vague use of zombies kills a few extras that we don’t even care about ends the assault prematurely. This was, keep in mind, AFTER an incredibly dull hour of watching the two leaders sit around and talk, when you knew there was no chance the writers would kill either of them off in the episode.

      What I suggest?
      1.Keep introducing characters that people actually can say, “Wow, that guys really cool” about, this does not include the whole slew of old women and children who arrive at the end of the season. In fact, add a few more Shane-esque characters too, people who are tough, have a motivation to do the bad things they do, but at the end of the day still are one of the group to raise moral questions that are’t overwhelmingly black and white, like they’ve been doing all season.
      2.Make the walkers a real threat again instead of watching a main character (who you also know won’t die at that moment) get attacked by 4 or 5 of walkers as if your suppose to think there is a chance they won’t make it. 3.Change the setting. The prison is incredibly redundant, too safe for suspense, too drab to be interesting, too remote to create conflict.
      4.Keep recycling through characters who are actually central to the plot, not ones whose death doesn’t really mean anything for the group except for ending an opportunity for actual excitement and conflict within the group (Merle and Andrea is who I am insinuating here.) Were we really suppose to expect Andrea wouldn’t be killed in the finale? She wasn’t with the group the entire season and was coldly greeted when she arrived, so her death didn’t really affect their situation at all. How about Hershel? He’s pretty likable and useless, we would actually care if he died, but since there are rumors a new Doctor is coming on the show (great… another way to keep the characters safe), I wouldn’t be surprised if they get rid of him in one of the early episodes to start with a bang.
      6.Make Rick actually bad*** like in the comics (In fact, make several more characters bad*** other than Michonne, Daryl and Merle).
      7. Stop acting like Carl would still be relatively normal after surviving this long, so as to make him less annoying and more developed.
      8. Eliminate the pseudo-danger. (This is kind of like my second recommendation). By this I mean stop putting characters who you know are safe in dangerous situations. Such as in the episode ‘Clear’, we all knew well that Rick, Carl, and Michonne were definitely NOT going to be killed by a random masked man with an assault rifle (who we soon discovered to be Morgan). In the same episode, the walkers in the bar attacking Carl and Michonne is another example.

      What do you guys think? I’m not saying I don’t like the show, I’m a big fan, but if it continues the way it went for basically every episode after Laurie’s death (forgot to mention, Judith BETTER die soon, her presence on the show will only create a plethora of dull moments.), then I’ll lose interest by season 5. If they aren’t out of the prison by the end of season 4, then the S05 Ep01 will be their last chance before I give up on the show.

      *SPOILER* -> I just hope they don’t go to Alexandria right away, I’d like a good season purely on the road for them to meet up with Abraham, and deal with the Hunters and maybe those creepy highway pedophiles <- *END SPOILER*

      • walking dead is awesome and you have no idea at all whats happening
        look at the bigger picture enjoy the ride and stop moaning or just dont watch it simple

  2. It appears the shows greatest strength early on was the turnover in characters. That feeling that any character could die at any moment kept the feeling of suspense from week to week. Now that it’s going into it’s 4th season, the characters that have made it this far have become fan favorites. Darrel in particular is probably one if not the most popular character, if he gets killed off then the series isn’t going to make it to 2022.

    If the producers don’t find a way to keep popular characters around at the same time keeping the same level of suspense/interest from season to season it’s really not going to last till 2022, I mean, honestly, how can it.

  3. As many would say, I feel the makers of this show have lost a little bit of that “no one is safe” attitude. But after GoT’s “Red Wedding” and its amazing critical and viewer reception, I think many shows will feel more confidence in killing off favorites in their future seasons.

    • No show suprised me more than the season 2 finale of boardwalk empire

      • So who’s Trey 1, and Trey 2?

        • Im trey 1 lol

          • NO IM TREY 1!!!!

            Jk, I’m Trey M (obviously)

            • i m tre’ oner

  4. Can’t wait for more Walking Dead! At least I have Breaking Bad to hold me over :)

  5. @ Tay @ Robert W. quit being fan-boys. I like the show but seen flaws in the last season. Not trying to change your minds but don’t try to change ours ( the complainers) either.

    • I didn’t say that the show didn’t have flaws, so relax

    • Sorry for the misunderstanding. That isn’t what I meant. Of course the show has flaws (season 3 definitely being the weakest season so far). I was simply stating that out of all the sites I go to and am subscribed to, Screenrant is the only one where I see comments by people who hate the show. Not trying to change anyone’s minds or anything, just something I noticed.

      • I disagree, season two was probably the not so great. It was really intriguing, but the third season was great. IMO anyway.

        • I’ve liked all three seasons, just think the third is the weakest. The second season is actually my favorite, hehe. Then again, I watched the first two seasons on Netflix, so I didn’t know what it was like to have to wait a whole weak for an episode in which not much happened. I do agree that the first half of the season was too slow, but overall, I really enjoyed it.

  6. David Morrissey is credited in the premiere.
    I am curious about his fate, how long he may last,
    is there a character turn there and what’s next for him.

  7. I didn’t say that the show didn’t have flaws, so relax

  8. Cant wait!!

  9. Why is it the video is only for US Viewers? We all get the same damn show

    • I’m gonna walk right past that ban. No one screws with the WORLD WIDE web.

  10. Can’t wait for 4th season to come. The Governor imo sure rattled people up to the point where some would like to have a score to settle with him at the sametime. 3 of Rick’s group that is. I wonder what the prison will be like with the people of Woodsbury set up there & what will happen when the Governor returns or if Rick or some his group consider goin after him.

  11. As long as Daryl’s alive, they can do whatever the hell they want.

  12. I think the show works best when they are exploring different areas, like the episode this season when they found the crazy dude, or in the first season when they went to Atlanta. It’s when they spend too much time in a prison or a farmhouse is when things start to drag. I would love to see them hit another city or a crazy military compound looking for supplies.

    • I agree. Even if it does make sense for a group of people to want to settle down. The homesteading aspects of the show do tend to drag.

    • @ Chris

      I agree also. They do need to show people goin runs out of the prison for supplies,etc. & attacked outside on the roads while doin so. Whether it’s by walkers or by the Governor & his men.

  13. I wanna see more zombies. I get that they have to worry about the human element, but that doesn’t mean they can’t throw a herd in every now and then

  14. I can’t wait for season 4. Nobody is safe! I think they need to have more scary zombie moments. I felt season 3 was lacking that.

  15. They say that 12 have already been killed, with 2 in cold blood. That doesnt mean that 12 people will die in season 4, it might be a count from when they left the farm? Cold blood: otis and shane. Others: dale, patricia, jimmy, t-dog, andrea, lori, and may even include axel? So, that means we may only see 3 or 4 deaths this season, which one I reckon will be sasha.

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