One of the key components of “The Walking Dead” is the insistence that the real enemy during a zombie apocalypse is not the zombies, but the evil humans left alive. According to MTV.com on Oct. 7, the fourth season of the show will bring the zombies back to become even more of a threat.
Looking back to the beginning when George Romero created the modern day zombies, it was almost always the humans that posed the real threat. In “Night of the Living Dead,” the zombies were the main threat, but it was the human’s arguments that brought about their demise. By “Dawn of the Dead,” the zombies were the background danger, but the humans were the main evil.
In “The Walking Dead,” you will often see characters arguing about something while the zombies lurch in the background, unable to get to them. In season three, it was The Governor who was the biggest threat the show had to offer. This is just how zombie fiction is set up. The zombies are just there to strip humans down to their base selves and the evil clearly shows.
According to executive producer Greg Nicotero, the threat of the walkers fell to the wayside thanks to the rise of the Governor, something he feels needs rectified. He said he feels that the threat needs to be balanced out between the zombies and humans, and ignoring the zombies for too long is a bad thing.
According to the producers, fans want the zombie kills and then stick around for the character development, not the other way around. What do you love about your zombie stories? Chime in below and let us know.