This weekend was PaleyFest(it focuses on TV shows and reunites many past shows casts) and we got a bit of a tease for season4 of The Walking Dead during the shows panel. Read on for the goods.
“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 EW.
“The challenge with a show like this, when you have a big ensemble, is you don’t want any of the characters to get lost; it’s important that we know what Carol’s story is and that we know what Beth’s story is. And when you’re trying to service a lot of characters, it becomes challenging. 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.”
If this doesn’t sound like a good idea to you then you should speak out, because creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman says they’re listening to you.
“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.”
If you recall, we mentioned that Season 4 will be filming in Atlanta, Georgia. Gale Anne Hurd mentioned that the first 8 episodes of season 4 have already been mapped out and planned. Production starts May 4th for the new season. It will premier in October as usual.
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