‘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.

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The Walking Dead season 4 will premiere in October 2013.

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  1. I wonder if Rick is walking in the wildeeness because he is going to go take a little visit to the govenors place to suprise him with a goft of death or to talk things out OR someone got lost and didnt come back so he went by himself to go find that person OR one of the old people died and became a walker and wanted to kill so she killed Carl or Maggie or Carol or Darl orHershel or ANYONE else. OMG!!! Why do these types of shows always do this to me!

  2. I wonder if Rick is walking in the wildeeness because he is going to go take a little visit to the govenors place to suprise him with a goft of death or to talk things out OR someone got lost and didnt come back so he went by himself to go find that person OR one of the old people died and became a walker and wanted to kill so she killed Carl or Maggie or Carol or Darl orHershel or ANYONE else. OMG! Why do these types of shows always do this to me! I love The Walking dead!

  3. It’s a great show!! One of my favorites and can’t wait to see season 4!!!

  4. The walking dead nées to hurry up.!

  5. I really like this show because it gets me excited. I like it when the guys are grinding on the grandmas. That also makes me excited. I have to watch it alone to get off. I also like it when the old ladies run and the chimichangas are flopping all over the place.

  6. Walking dead is the best tv series I ever seen. That young teen Carl killed is that woman that Rick and them rescued from that truck.cant wait to see!

  7. CwuWaua!!!

  8. I’m watching TWD on Netflix. Re-watching that is.
    Carl has seen so much death, I think his little mind is warped. He has killed a living kid..and so far..no remorse. But in the graphic novels..he is still in it.
    Rick..needs to get a grip on reality, and he’s still in it.
    Daryl. One bad ass country boy. Still in it.
    Glenn dies.
    Hershel dies.

    That’s all I know right now

    • @just kevin dude!!! Might wanna put a spoiler alert before posting something like that some people havent read the comics. Im up to date with the comics so its ok. But next time put a spoiler alert plz.

    • Why are you spoiling the major part of this serie!? Keep it for yourself dammit. Atleast put a banner that says Spoiler alert. Thanks for ruining it.

    • Thanks dude. you just ruined it for me

      • Glenn does not die, you fool. Neither does hersel.

    • What is wrong with you…..thx you just ruined season four for me. must put up a spoiler allert

    • oh my.. glenn will die and hershel?? :( no wayy theyre my fav. too. :(

  9. The main people should move to Alexandria the place they go to next in the comics after they leave the prison.

  10. This is the best show ever, literally!!! My husband and I purchased season 3 on itunes and have watched all episodes at least five times.. We are officially hooked!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND DON’T GO KILLING OFF ALL THE GOOD CAST PLEASE

  11. I love the show best series I have seen I love it so much but they shouldn’t have killed off andrea there’s only 4 characters left from series 1 :(

  12. Love the show.. I can’t wait till October!

  13. Love the story line I,m pretty happy that the reactions of all cast good and bad display all the qualities of any one wanting to survive .Only thing that irks me is the blood splatter all over there face and mouth ,please explain why that dosn,t infect the living.Shane was a great character,all his decisions even though done without any tact were what I would expect someone to do.thanks

  14. I loooooooove this show… i am such a huuuuuuuge fan!!! My favorite is Rick. But i love u all… cant wait til october.

  15. What date does it come back on

    • well obvisly when it comes back on:3

  16. Can’t believe they killed off Sarah Wayne Callies’ character. She is fantastic, beyond words captivating. I have to say, I’m no longer waitiing at the edge of my seat for new episodes since they took away all possibility of Rick and Lori. For me it truly takes away from the show not to have a leading couple conquer this together. I loath TV series when they do that to characters as big as Sarah’s. I loose all interest in watching the rest of season 3.

  17. Love this showewe

  18. If Darryl dies….we riot!! The BEST series ever!!! Now if summer will just fly, we can get back to TWD!!!

  19. Show got Ruined. Killed off to many cast members. Damn soap opera now. 5 minutes of zombies. Booooo

  20. is it going to be the last season?

  21. Very impressed with this show and hope it never ends! It has become our family night show for the weekend, also it makes you wonder will we be facing an apocalypse of the zombie variety

  22. I really loveeeee this show….6 times I watch this show from season 1,2 and 3 hope soon 4….All show I’ve seem this I really like…To all people who create this show keep up the good work…We just hope WALKING DEAD never end….

  23. i love this show very v v v v v v v v v v v v v very much,i want to add to this show is a very v v v v v v hardcore sceans and some strongman style ppl surviving and dying when helping others

  24. may mighty Allah bless this show

  25. hey producers and directors,pls put some gut characters while killing good characters

  26. I just want you guys to post an Official Release Date and Time for season 4. Come on guys PLEASE I’m dying over here.

  27. I just have to say the cast and crew both past and present have done a fantastic job i can’t get enough of the walking dead i have to watch reruns to satisfy my love of the show keep up the excellent work and i can’t wait for season four .

  28. Its awesome! Waitin for season 4!!!

  29. Walking Dead? wow! i want you guyz all to know that it is the bezt az for now and az long the zeries continues, it will alwayz be d bezt. Cant wait for zeazon 4 to cum out.

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