The zombie apocalypse television drama "The Walking Dead" only has five episodes left in its third season, but season four will be arriving later this year. On Thursday, Feb. 28 AMC announced that filming for season four of the hit show will begin in Atlanta on May 6. The cast and crew will start filming the sixteen episode series in May, with the episodes scheduled to air on AMC in October.
Show writer Scott M. Gimple will be the showrunner and executive producer for season four. Gimple joined the series at the start of season two and has penned the highly rated episodes "Pretty Much Dead Already" when Sophia is found to be a walker in the barn and the season three midseason finale "Hounded" which aired last December.
Other changes include promoting Greg Nicotero, Emmy Award-winning Special Effects Makeup Supervisor, to executive producer alongside producer Tom Luse. Gale Anne Herd, David Alpert and comic book creator Robert Kirkman will be returning as executive producers.
Based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, "The Walking Dead" airs on AMC on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. The final five episodes of season three will air in March.
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