Only on a show like “The Walking Dead” can the producers tout the fact that there “might not be any hope” as a selling point. But that’s exactly what they’re doing as a new featurette for Season 4 discusses the fact that neither the show’s characters nor the audience knows where the new threat is coming from.
What’s been said so far is that the threat comes from both inside and outside the Prison. But what does that mean? Chad Coleman, who plays Tyreese, says that “the Prison represented security, or some sense of normalcy — possibly,” but it seems as though that gets tested in Season 4.
This above video shows almost as many shots of Rick and Hershel gardening and Carol teaching classes about knives to children as it does showing walkers trying to break through the Prison fences and actually getting into the cell blocks. It seems like everyone will remain on edge in the new season even though there’s a sense of safety in staying in Rick & Co.’s home base.
Also, where does The Governor fit into all of this? It’s already been revealed that David Morrissey is a series regular in Season 4, but there was not a single mention of him in this trailer. Could he be the great threat in the new season, or is the show moving away from his brand of evil for the time being?
“It really is all about one thing: what would you be willing to do, and can you come back from the things that you’ve done to survive?” Greg Nicotero teases of Season 4.
Robert Kirkman adds, “Things are only going to get worse. Just wait.”
“The Walking Dead” returns to AMC with Season 4 on Oct. 13.