The season 4 premiere of ‘The Walking Dead’ is still months away. October can’t arrive soon enough.
Imagine my elation when the official poster for the new season was revealed. I know, I know. Any scrap of news for TWD is over-analyzed in excruciating detail, but it gets us through the withdrawal.
So, here is what’s new with ‘The Walking Dead’…
The San Diego Comic Con panel will feature some of the cast. Who exactly will be there is still a mystery, but I am willing to bet most of the principal characters will be present. This actually brings me to my first possible spoiler…
1. Andrew Lincoln, who brilliantly brings life to Rick Grimes, has been the focus of promotional images. You will find him in the front-lines of posters and ads alike. I can’t help but notice he appears to be sharing the light with Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) in this particular image. I think AMC has shown us just exactly who they are putting their faith in. Michonne (Danai Gurira) is astride a horse wielding her sword as Tyresse (Chad L. Coleman) swings his hammer. Compare it to last season’s original promo that shows the entire cast. Poor T-Dog is practically unrecognizable in the back.
2. I have given into reading the books. So, this promo suggests that one of Tyreese’s amazing scenes in the tome might be brought to the screen. I won’t spoil it, but if this image is from the moment I relate it to from the books…he will give Thor and his hammer a schooling.
3. Another refreshing tell that I read from this promo was the return of the flesh eaters. Maybe I am alone in this, but I hated that the zombies took a backseat last season. They were portrayed as more of an annoyance that had become easily manageable. The slogan of last season was “Fight The Living” when I love the show because it’s about the dead.
FYI – Upon a general search, I found IMDB listed the first episode title as ’30 Days Without an Accident.’ Episodes 2 and 3 don’t have a name yet, but episode 4 has the name ‘Indifference’ and episode 6 is simple dubbed ‘Rise.’ These may be working titles, but let’s labor under the assumption they are legit. (Bonus points if your mind went to the opening scene of ‘Boondock Saints’ in which the priest was yelling about “the indifference of good men.”)
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