‘The Walking Dead’ Season 4 Begins Filming in May, Premieres in October

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Danai Gurira Andrew Lincoln and David Morrissey in The Walking Dead Season 3 The Walking Dead Season 4 Begins Filming in May, Premieres in October

You’ve got to hand it to AMC’s The Walking Dead, despite all the creative shake-ups and behind-the-scenes reorganizations the show continues to roll along, shattering cable television ratings records in the process.

While the series is currently pushing through the final five episodes of season 3 – with the finale, ‘Welcome to the Tombs,’ airing on March 31 – the network recently announced that the cast and crew would once again gather in Atlanta, Georgia, as filming on season 4 is scheduled to commence on May 6.

In addition to the production announcement, AMC also officially stated that The Walking Dead writer Scott M. Gimple would be taking the reins as showrunner from the departing Glen Mazzara. But according to the network, Gimple isn’t the only one on the Walking Dead staff getting a promotion; co-executive producer and special effects makeup guru Greg Nicotero and producer Tom Luse have also been officially bumped up to executive producer status on the show.

How the shifting of personnel will affect the season 4 storyline (and beyond) is anyone’s guess, but as for the principles involved, i.e., Robert Kirkman and Joel Stillerman, AMC’s executive vice president of original programming, a sense of optimism abounds.

Melissa McBride and Andrew Lincoln in The Walking Dead The Suicide King The Walking Dead Season 4 Begins Filming in May, Premieres in October

In regard to season 4 and Mazzara’s replacement, Kirkman had this to say:

“Scott has been an essential part of this show since he came aboard at the very beginning of season two. He’s contributed to guiding this show in a substantial way that has resulted in a lot of the key scenes and storylines fans have dubbed signature moments of ‘The Walking Dead.’ I am thrilled to begin work on a brand new season of ‘The Walking Dead’ with Scott at the helm, and I truly believe we could be embarking on what will be the best season of this show yet.”

Stillerman continued to praise Gimple’s writing efforts on the show and goes on to commend the contributions of Nicotero and Luse that have helped keep the show running and no doubt aided considerably in its incredible success.

 “Scott’s voice has been an integral one since he joined the show. Greg Nicotero is a true artist whose work is simply brilliant. And, Tom Luse has really created the machine that allows this very large show to get made week-to-week. We congratulate all three in their new roles on the series and look forward to ramping up production on season four.”

Norman Reedus in The Walking Dead Home The Walking Dead Season 4 Begins Filming in May, Premieres in October

With season 3 still running, neither Kirkman nor Stillerman had much to say regarding the direction Gimple was planning on taking the series. But if reports concerning one key aspect of Mazzara’s firing are to be believed, whatever Gimple has planned will likely be a storyline that Kirkman has already given some serious input on. For his part in the season 4 announcement,  Gimple simply offered a few words on his new role and his devotion to The Walking Dead, rather than speak specifically about where Rick and Co. were headed in the next 16 episodes.

“I’m thrilled to continue the tradition of the spectacular, cinematic, horrifying, exciting and emotional storytelling of ‘The Walking Dead.’ I’m a huge fan of the comics, and started with the show on the other side of the set, as an avid viewer. Over the past two years, it’s been an incredible privilege making such great television with the best cast and crew I’ve ever worked with – I can’t wait to make some more.”

Gimple is credited with writing several episodes of the series, including ‘Hounded‘ and the penultimate episode of season 3, ‘This Sorrowful Life.’ Gimple also penned the season 2 episode ‘Pretty Much Dead Already‘ – which, oddly enough, would mark the end of Frank Darabont’s time on the series, and the beginning of Mazzara’s brief stint as showrunner.

At any rate, let the Gimple era of The Walking Dead officially begin.


The Walking Dead season 4 will premiere in October 2013.

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  1. Carl kills rick

    • Rick kills Carl

      • Carl kills rick then rick kills Carl

        • Carl Kills Rick and Rick Kills Carl but Then Lil’ Ass kicker Kills Shane even though he’s already dead, but then Shane Kills Rick because Rick Killed Carl because Carl Killed Lil’ Ass Kicker cause Lil’ Ass Kicker Killed The Governor cause the Governor Killed the Prison Gate.

          • LOL !!!

          • How do we know Rick killed Carl

    • I love this show it needs to go on and on absolutely the best show ever!!! Keeps me on the edge of my seat all the time!!! Best seen ever is when Sofia comes out of that barn!!!!! Wow what an ending!!!!!!!! Keep up the great work!!! I love all the actors but please let’s not kill them all just yet!!!!!

  2. I looooooooooove walking dead gives me something to look forward to every Sunday every time I watch it I’m on the edge of my seat lol Darrell is my fav.

    • *Daryl haha I hope you know how to spell your favorite characters name

      • Its Deryl you twat!!!

        • Erm… It’s Daryl, so actually I think you need to get you facts straight before you go round calling people twats!

  3. i also like Daryll the best. i hope he stays till the end of a show. i am huge fan of a show and i hope there will be few more seasons

  4. This series changed the perspective of my idea how the world is and will be if anything goes wrong. One thing that Hershel said scared the sh*t out of me because it was TRUE: “Jesus said that he would ressurect the dead”. This is 100% true and for all I know if this sh*t happens well I am going to get myself a very nice Lamborghini Aventador that’s parked right behind my flat(if this happens while I am still here) and i am going to run over some zombies. I know that we all think that this doesn’t exist that aliens are not true and everythign but did someone ask themselves what if it happens? what then?

  5. Great show I was told about the walking dead by some friends and when my 13 year old nephew told me how much he love this zombie show I had to check it out.I found the first season to be realy amazing..Then when it was time for season 2 I ALSO WAS VERY SURPRISED BY THE TWIST AND TURNS… It was at some points hard to stay into it but when season 3 rolled around I was blown away again like in season 1 I was hoping for a different ending to season 3 but I hope that some people get the axe and some stay till the end..RICK N DARYL are the best two actors on the show ..I was happy to see his stupid wife die and that hippie gezzer from season 1 and 2 was always winning about everything …look the world is over wich means anything goes thats how I would live…humans today have lost all there survival instincts and are nothing but little oil adicts and technology adicts.. cell phones and facebook have realy show us how realy stupid and despreat people are to fill mr ego up with pure garbage. anny way i hope something like this realy happens humans have been around way too long and have destroyed everything that was beautifull…

    • I agree, For some reason i think you’d be one of the few people to go the first few days… Smarts are what keep you alive. You dont seem to have them.

    • i know right

    • I am surprised you don’t like “that hippie gezzer from season 1 and 2″. You both seem to like to whine about things.

  6. Is it true that Walking dead could be filming some stuff in Canada this season??

  7. tháng 10 tới mới có season 4 của The Walking dea ne. Lâu qua bà con ơi…

  8. I wish Andria never got bit she was a great actress . Is she off the show for good ..

    • She sucked…I wanted her dead at the end of Season 1. She was just there for the sex.

  9. The Walking Dean is the best show I’ve watched since the 24 series . Thank You .

  10. This show may never end, if they stop after season 4 it would be a shame but I think this will be one of the longest running series ever.

    • i think so too , since prison break there was no good television show but
      now the walking dead i reallllly hope they don’t stop it !
      love all the characters in it my fav is Carol and Carl because carol was in the beginning of the show sooooo scared most of her husband then she kicks some ass.
      Carl well he had to shot his own mother :( he got what it takes to survive
      and most of all he is so cute !

      (sorry ’bout my english i know it isn’t so good but i try )

  11. When does season 4 begins?????

  12. Can’t wait…..

  13. http://whentwd.tk/ <- The real start of the season .

  14. i hop rick lives and if they kill rick they kill the show and rick is the mean carter of the show and then i also hope the do not kill Derl case he is my 2nd favored carter and if they kill ether of them the show will not be as good and they will loos a lot of fans

    • Spell much?

  15. all i can say is WHERE

  16. Filming starts today. Can’t wait forOctto get here.

  17. Thank The Lord that THE WALKING DEAD was made because it is the most awesome show in the history of shows. Thank you producers and makers of THE WALKING DEAD. Without it I would be a wreck.

  18. Can put the trailer of the season 4 plis

  19. the walking dead are my favorite TV show i love the walking dead and the actors! :*

  20. i have been waiting for season 4 for so long, i hope they will come with something really good in season 4. i mean the action is great, the zombie’s look nice. there is also some good music, witch i’m playing right now. but i really hope that there will be difrens in the beginning (the intro) becaus at season 2 i started to skip the itro’s. it would be nice but oke.

    have a nice day and comment on this whenever you want to.

    bye bye

    • You haven’t been waiting that long because Season 3 just ended about 2 months ago at most. It may seem like a while because you are really anticipating the next series. We still have to wait another 5 months before Season 4 comes out. I’m sure if they wanted to they could make the seasons back to back almost, but that wouldn’t be good for the shows growth economically. Although I wish they would..you can always rewatch Seasons 1-3 if you have it on DVD or online for free on sites like Project tv.

  21. WTF!!!A good serie like that should have been 22 eps AMC You sucks….LOL

  22. It has been A great experience for me watching The Walking Dead and I can’t wait for the next season to air…..u guys hav done a Very stand-up job!

  23. Can’t wait! :)

    • I love the show, however the show is about zombies the writers seem to have moved away from the zombies and focusing on other things good, but not so good.

      People who watch this show like to be scared, the movie is not scaring anyone anymore.

      Too many of the main characters are being killed off too soon.

      The show is not scary enough and its playing out too much like a soap opera.

      While the show examine how people would behave in a life and death situation, please make it more scary.

      The zombies are not looking scary anymore and there need to be more suspense, more heart stopping moments and more zombie attacks.

  24. remember guys, we still always will riot if daryll dies.

    • Daryl is SOOOO bad a**!!!

  25. I LOVE THIS F-ING SHOW!!!!! I used to ONLY say that about TRUE BLOOD but then I found THE WALKING DEAD! Been hooked since day 1 apocalypse…surprised to see Shane go, pissed that we spent half a eason waiting searching for Sophia only to find her in the barn..,but still that scene was badass! Sad we lost Lori, T-dog went out like a soldier, how emotional was it to see Daryl shed a tear for his bro?! WOW..Michonne is too hard core & mysterious, we’d like to see her softer side and know more of her history, Andrea got what she deserved, cant play both teams..Im not impressed with Glen & Maggies backpack romance..yaaawn. Carl is moving too fast, we need to see a lil more kid in him, more father & son bonding during this dark time plz? Hershel gives us spirituality and hope at every ending…The Governer is a pain in my eye..plz kill him off, we want t kill zombies not each other..thanks and PLEASE DONT KILL DARYL OR RICK!!!! I love them both they are a super duo, they keep the show alive, if they go…I think i’ll go too…KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK…LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SHOW!!!

  26. TWD, don’t you dare kill daryl!! if daryl dies, TWD will die too!

  27. I love the walking dead I literally booked a week of work so I could watch all 3 series one after another 2x so I understood what I am awaiting from series 4. I also think (many others are aswell ) that they should make a movie The Walking Dead!!!!! Darly best person to b in charge he knows what he’s doing rick lost the plot and Carl will just stab everyone in the back (literally)

  28. I love the show its amazing

  29. How do we know Rick killed Carl