The Walking Dead is currently in its third season, wrapping up its direction thus far under showrunner Glen Mazzara. Scott Gimple takes the reins for Season 4, but what will the coming season look like with new creative direction?
“I think there may be a wee bit less of the run and gun. And [we’ll] get a little more into some of our characters,” Executive Producer Greg Nicotero told Entertainment Weekly.
“Watching the first season of Walking Dead and seeing how grounded it was, that’s really important to all of us. Andy Lincoln and I spent a lot of time going through the scripts and making sure we feel that they’re grounded. Because that’s what keeps our audience coming back. The walkers and the gore and the action and stuff, that’s fun, that’s the popcorn part of it. But if you don’t have characters that people are invested in, you lose your audience.”
Creator and Executive Producer Robert Kirkman is also open to fan feedback, and wants you to speak out if you’d like to see more of something and less of something else.
“We have the best fans in the world. If you go to the site, you see the message boards and can find out what they like and what they don’t like. We look at that, so we know sort of what fans want and what we don’t. They’ve given us a lot of interesting ideas. We’re ultimately going to do something that’s entirely unique and ours, but the fans are going to be very happy.”
According to SuperHeroHype, production on The Walking Dead Season 4 will begin in Atlanta, Georgia on May 6. Executive Producer Gale Ann Herd said that they’ve already mapped out the first eight episodes of the season which will air in October.
The Walking Dead has five episodes to go in the third season. It airs Sundays on AMC at 9pm EST.
Are you a fan of The Walking Dead? What would you like to see out of Season 4?