Awaiting the return of ‘The Walking Dead’ has me lamenting my Sunday nights. The best thriller/drama since ‘Oz’ and ‘The Twilight Zone’ doesn’t return until October 2013. Until then, we will have to survive on these tidbits…
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. has been cast as Bob Stookey. The original rumored stated that his character’s name was Roy Stark. Either way, the summation of the role has him labeled as former Army medic with dark issues. Another rumor adds that he is/was a drunk. IMBD has him down for just the first episode, but that doesn’t mean he won’t see the rest of the season.
Filming has finally begun! Some blogs have pictures of sets that will be used for the fourth season. A former Wal-Mart/Winn-Dixie store parking lot that was turned into a “Big Spot” that was used for a 1 day shoot. Fans flocking to get a sneak peek report that Norman Reedus (Daryl), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese), Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha), and Danai Gurira (Michionne) were on location.
Another location shows another military base-esque location. Trucks, tents and other military vehicles were on the scene. Perhaps this is where Bob Stookey will come from?
A plane crash is also said to be happening in season 4 of ‘The Walking Dead.’ In season 3 we saw a helicopter crash that gave a segway into the Governor’s debut. Maybe this crash will give us an explanation to the aircraft we have seen roaming around Atlanta while Rick was searching for Lori and Carl.
Robert Kirkman has also danced around some fate of the characters during an interview with IGN…
“Yeah, [The Governor] is still very much in the mix. That’s certainly not the last that we’ll see of him. When we see him again and where we see him again, that’s the big question. It’s not going to be like it was in Season 3; it’s not going to be Rick and the Governor on a collision course with a conflict between them. He’ll be used in very different ways next season.”
As for Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Carl (Chandler Riggs), Robert revealed a new direction for them both…
“Moving into next season, we’re going to see a very different Rick, but one of his main goals is to manage this situation with Carl and see if he can bring him back from this darkness that’s crept into him. Whether or not he’s able to do that, we’ll have to see. But this is a big change in the character of Carl, but it’s something that’s going to be weighing heavily on Rick next season.”
Kirkman promises that the upcoming season will be “vastly different” than season 3. I hope that is true as I was somewhat irked that the walkers took such a back burner location. It felt as though the flesh eating monsters were more like a bad flea problem. That is just my thought though. What did you think?
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