AMC has released a 30-second trailer for The Walking Dead season 4 return on February 9.
The hit zombie apocalypse series has been on hiatus since December 1. From the looks of things (see embed above), the second half of the season will be full of mayhem and stress, but would you want it any other way?
On the “Don’t Look Back” trailer, Andrew Lincoln (as Sheriff Rick Grimes) provides a somewhat ominous voiceover about the now-fractured group that “I know we’ll never get things back to the way they used to be… it’s not going to be easy…We’re not too far gone. We’re survivors.”
GIven that the survivors have been scattered to the four winds after the Governor’s attack on the prison sanctuary and a concurrent swarm of flesh-eaters, there are indications that the second half will present a different thematic structure perhaps including featuring stand-alone episodes that focus on just one or two characters similar to the two-episode arc about the Governor himself. Series star Andrew Lincoln has previously been quoted as saying the forthcoming episodes are radical and controversial.
Here’s a thought: Would an episode from the point of view of a zombie rather than one of the humans be too radical?
AMC offered this summary of the second half of The Walking Dead season 4:
“Following the devastating events of the midseason finale, Rick and the group are still reeling from the loss of their home, family and friends. With the destruction of the prison, we see the group of survivors broken apart and sent on divergent paths, unsure of everyone else’s fate. What was a challenging life behind fences and walls grows that much more perilous and precious as they are exposed to new dangers, new enemies and heartbreaking choices. They will have their faith thoroughly tested — a faith that breaks some of them and redeems others.”
Does this new Walking Dead trailer whet your appetite, so to speak, for the return of The Walking Dead?