Comicbookmovie.com reported that a bigger danger may be lurking in the corner when “The Walking Dead” returns with its fourth season. Robert Kirkman revealed to TV Guide about the upcoming installment of the zombie series, the flesh eating critters and humans are not the only things that can turn things upside down for the remaining survivors.
“There is a considered effort towards reminding people just how big of a threat the zombies truly are,” he says of the tone of season 4. “I don’t think we ever truly got away from that, but we did shift our focus to a human antagonist in season 3. In season 4, we are definitely focusing on the zombies, showing them as a clear threat, and bringing them back to the forefront to a certain extent. They will be a very present, huge danger that everyone will have to deal with. But at the same time, we liked bringing in humans as a big threat in season 3.”
“We are bringing in another threat, which is nature itself. I don’t really want to get into specifics too much, but I will say that there is a third uncontrollable, almost undefeatable threat that is going to come in when the characters of the show are at their most vulnerable. It’s really going to be something that they have a hard time dealing with.”
As for The Governor he added:
“there is definitely something brewing on the horizon. You’ll never know how it is going to happen or when. It’s largely an unknown threat, but that guy hasn’t gone away.”
Scott Gimple, the new show-runner adds that the next season will have:
“a good amount of dark story time… There’s some interesting lighter stuff. It’s ‘The Walking Dead’, it’s not ‘Seinfeld’. Things do get dark. Things do get rough and scary and exciting. There is a little balance of funny, though.”
“The Walking Dead” will return in October on AMC and will hold a panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 19 at 1:35 P.M. in Hall H.