It was Scott M. Gimple who made his very first Comic Con trip, the show recently promoted Gimple to take on the role as ‘The Walking Dead’ showrunner. Standing on stage at Hall H today (Friday) he introduced the video that you see above, showing off the first glimpse of Season four.
Along with the first footage, fans were also treated to the season 4 premiere date and a few clues into what is lying in store next season. The series creator, and comic book legend, Roger Kirkman stated that the next season was going to be, “way crazier,” adding, “it’s an escalation.” There was an eruption of applause when fans learned that the series will return to AMC on Sunday, October 13 at 9 p.m. Then there will be a slight pause, and the second half of the season will return in February. “We did the first episode, I wrote it and it blew my mind,” Gimple said to the crowd. The creator warned that the Governor, and the infamous walkers aren’t subdued. He stated, “They might get a little comfortable, but then things might get a little dangerous,” warning fans that a new breed of terrors lies ahead of our favorite characters.
The current safe-haven, the prison, was shown in the series teaser above, a place that the walkers are quickly encroaching upon. which is now employing tricks Rick picked up on from Morgan (Lennie James). Additionally, someone attacks inside the prison — with Rick and Tyreese (Chad L. Coleman) looking to find out just who’s behind it. Also, comic character Bob Stokey seeks to lend a hand and earn his keep among the group. Andrew Lincoln stated that ‘Rick’ won’t be same when the show comes back this fall. Fans that are still wondering why the crew returned to prison will get that questioned answered in season 4. “We answer it this season,” Lincoln promised, adding, “The relationship with Carl is integral to the beginning of the season from Rick. [Carl] turning into a sociopath at the end of the season woke him up to his parenting duties. You find Rick in a completely different place this season.”
“When we meet them all in season four, there is a whole new community in the prison and friction between certain characters. It makes for incredible character-driven scenes,” Lincoln said.