"The Walking Dead" season 4 will be airing in just over a week and viewers are excited. This can lead to a lot of fan speculation and theories, but often fans want to know actual spoilers. On Oct. 3, Zap2It revealed some details about the Governor, walkers, Rick and more when they spoke to executive producer Gale Ann Hurd.
Warning: If you do not want to know "The Walking Dead" season 4 spoilers, then stop reading.
The season 4 premiere is titled "30 Days Without Accident." This leads fans to assume that for a month straight, there have been no casualties by walkers. But that is about to change. The executive producer promises that the upcoming season is going to have multiple threats.
As far as the Governor (David Morrissey) is concerned, Hurd wants fans to know that season 4 is not going to be like the previous season. While viewers know that he will be appearing, the executive producer stayed quiet on what episode he would show up in and what kind of person he will be. A recent spoiler indicated that he will be a completely different person. But this doesn't necessarily mean that he will be friends with Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the group.
Fans who have been following spoilers already know that one of the other threats beside the Governor and walkers is a new character. He is said to have a huge resume of bad deeds, all in the name of survival. He crosses paths with Rick, but it is unclear who he is and what exactly he wants. Speaking of Rick, he will be a very different person than what fans remember from last season. A previous spoiler revealed that he will no longer be the leader, but would be over his mental anguish. Instead of protecting the group, he will be taking the time to focus on his children. His main concern is Carl (Chandler Riggs) losing his humanity and he is determined to reverse the damage the zombie apocalypse has done.
Of course, there are going to be a whole lot more zombies, but Gale Ann Hurd says this isn't necessarily in response to what viewers have been asking for. She explains,
"It's important to get a sense collectively of what people want, but also realize if it is not an organic outgrowth of where our characters and world are at a particular point then we can't necessarily accommodate it. It's true that there are more and more walkers in the world. At some point this calm period at the Prison is going to end, and it's they're going to encounter them when they go on runs, they're going to encounter walkers at the Prison; it's inevitable."
In addition to new threats, there will also be new alliances. However, viewers should be aware that not all of them are good and fans should be skeptical of some of them. Hurd said,
"With society now and any group, there are going to be people who are positive additions to the community and people who bring discord and jeopardize the others."
Will the prison be like Woodbury? Even though they are a large community now instead of a small group, it is going to be run differently. Not only that, but their "home" and sense of security is going to crumble away very quickly. A sneak peek showed a horde of walkers that invaded the inside of the prison and dead animals, like rats, laying close to the fence, as if someone had been leading walkers to the prison.
One questions some fans have is if Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Carol (Melissa McBride) will find romance in "The Walking Dead" season 4. Gale Ann Hurd wouldn't discuss that, but it seems safe to say that they won't. After all, Daryl is a lone wolf and while he has come together with the group, it is hard to imagine him actually "with" somebody.
"The Walking Dead" season 4 premiers Oct. 13.