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Apr 6, 2013

THE WALKING DEAD: Season 4: Plot Spoilers, Details, New Characters

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The Walking Dead Season Four Spoilers, Details, Characters. AMC‘s The Walking Dead: Season 4 plot spoilers, storyline details, and some new character information has been released or alluded to in a series of interviews following the conclusion of season 3. With production on season 4 beginning in May 2013, many are wondering what to expect from The Walking Dead‘s fourth season. We have some of those answers below.

On which actors are becoming series regulars and which ones will now have recurring roles:

Chad Coleman (Tyreese), Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha) and Emily Kinney (Beth) will rejoin the series full time when The Walking Dead returns in October…They join David Morrissey (The Governor) as regulars on the series, which will start off next season at the newly repopulated prison.

In addition, Melissa Ponzio — who plays Karen, the lone survivor of the Governor’s attack on his own Woodbury army that helped bring peace between Tyreese and Rick in the finale — will return to the series as a recurring guest star in season four.

On Roy Stark joining the cast of characters in season 4 of The Walking Dead:

For episode 4.01 of The Walking Dead, the regular role of Roy Stark is being cast. He was an Army medic before the ZA.

[He is] described as a former army medic who is deeply haunted by his past — pre- and post-zombie apocalypse. As a result, he’s a bit of a loner, although he maintains a charming/self-deprecating/confident public face.

On The Governor in Season 4 of The Walking Dead:

We’ve got a lot of work to do with the Governor (David Morrissey) next season. Having him be that diabolical and sinister will serve his character moving forward and that was a pretty important and defining moment for him that will pay off in the fourth season.

We’ve definitely got more story to tell with that guy. I always liked the idea of seeing him again and not having a clear resolution to that conflict. Rick and the group are still at the prison and the Governor is still out there. There’s more ground to mine. Knowing the Governor isn’t dead is going to weigh on these characters when we come back in season four and we’ll have to see where things go.

The decision to keep him alive was made before we cast him. The Governor was always going to be someone who was going to be around for more than one season. We knew going into it that he was going to survive Season 3. As far as what his role is exactly in Season 4, that will have to remain shrouded in mystery for the time being.

I think [the governor's] evolution of a bad guy is not dead yet. To reach the comic book status, like in the comic book, the guy is so ferocious, he’s on the precipice of becoming that guy. So the last episode wasn’t about the war, it was about who is becoming what in that world.

On Rick Grimes in season 4 of The Walking Dead:

We’ll see a very different Rick Grimes for one. His experiences against the Governor and with the various things that happened to him in season three are informing his character in huge ways.

Because of Andrea’s sacrifice and seeing the Governor for who he is and knowing he’s killed all these people, Rick is changing.

[When] Rick tells Carl ‘They’re with us.’…This is the moment where Rick takes a turn; he’s no longer going to be pushing people away, he’s no longer going to be doing what ever he can to protect these people in ways that hurt other people. He’s not going to be the guy who would leave that guy on the side of the road — the backpack guy in Episode 12. He’s letting the people of Woodbury in and tying to tell Carl that these people are like us, you have to be open to this and the only way to survive in this world is to have people and be in a community. That’s going to be a big part of season four.

The visions are gone. This is a process that started with his interactions with Morgan (Lennie James) and really came to a head with the sacrifice that Andrea made and his decision to bring this group back and to open the door to these people of Woodbury. Rick’s not necessarily getting over the death of his wife, but the fractured aspect of his indecision on how to move forward and what’s best for these people, that part of his psyche has been repaired to a certain extent. While we’ll never go back and see a Rick that’s completely together, he’s had some drastic changes made that will never be reversed. I think he’s going to be a little bit more put together in Season 4.

On Daryl in season 4 of The Walking Dead:

He’s not going to be held back anymore by this notion of being a little brother. It’s entirely possible that we may see Daryl emerge in [more of] a leadership role than he had this season.

On Carl in season 4 of The Walking Dead:

[Rick] sees what allowing his son to become a child solider has brought, which is a very big part of Season 4. Moving forward in the show, this is a guy who’s working as hard as he can to maintain a life for this child. [In] the process of surviving… he’s allowed his son to lose a pretty substantial piece of his humanity. It’s now a question of: Is there going back? Is this now status quo? These are the things that a father will have to deal with.

On the character dynamics in season 4 of The Walking Dead:

Tyreese (Chad Coleman) and Rick, who are now united, which is a big moment for the comic book fans. There’s a lot of story that comes from those two guys being on the same side. We’ll possibly see a bit of that in Season 4.

These are two characters [, Michonne and Rick,] that have a tremendously close relationship in the comic book series. After this finale, we’re on the road towards building that in the show. I think we can expect these two characters to be working together a lot more in the future.

On the character development in season 4 of The Walking Dead:

I think we have the action and fast-paced story line stuff locked and we did that really well in Season 3. But getting to know the characters more and teasing a little bit more emotion into the stories is what we’re striving to do in Season 4.

On female characters in season 4 of The Walking Dead:

We’ve introduced a lot of other female characters along the way: Michonne (Danai Gurira), Maggie (Lauren Cohan) has taken a more central role and we’ve got Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) — Tyreese’s sister. Coming into season four, I can say with absolute confidence that there’s no lack of female characters. Female characters will take central role in season four.

…there will definitely be more [female characters] on top of that [Michonne, Maggie, and Sasha].

On the environment and locale we will see in season 4 of The Walking Dead:

We’ll see a lot of familiar elements from season three: we’ll see the prison, Rick and his group are still in the same place but those elements are all going to be radically different.

The world is definitely going to open up. We’ll see a lot of new elements and a lot of new places. But the prison is still going to be present, but maybe not in the way people expect.

A large group brings with it a need for more resources, but also more assets within the group. They could also, theoretically, accomplish more

The human and zombie threat in season 4 of The Walking Dead:

we advanced things in the third season to where humans were a more present threat than the zombies, and that may continue into Season 4.

We are going to amp up the threat of the walkers, because they’ve started to seem like a manageable threat. They are not a manageable threat [.] But, it is the people who you think you can trust who betray you, that you have to fear. It is the monster inside you. We all have them. How do we keep them in check?”

The Walking Dead high-definition episode photographs:

The Walking Dead: Season 3, Episode 1: Seed Photographs

The Walking Dead: Season 3, Episode 3: Walk with Me Photographs

The Walking Dead: Season 3, Episode 4: Killer Within Photographs

The Walking Dead: Season 3, Episode 5: Say the Word Photographs

The Walking Dead: Season 3, Episode 7: When the Dead Come Knocking Photographs

The Walking Dead: Season 3, Episode 8: Made to Suffer Photographs

The Walking Dead: Season 3 starred Norman Reedus, Michael Rooker, Andrew Lincoln, Laurie Holden, David Morrissey, Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun, Danai Gurira, Laurie HoldenScott WilsonEmily KinneyChandler RiggsMelissa Suzanne McBrideAdam Minarovich, Dallas Roberts, and Marvin Duerkholz.

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