Season 4 of AMC's ultra-violent 'zombie' dramatic TV series "The Walking Dead", based on Image's "The Walking Dead" comic books, begins shooting 16 episodes starting May 6, 2013 in Georgia, for an October 2013 debut.
According to episode director Glen Mazzara, the 'Woodbury' prison is going to be involved in the storyline of the fourth season.
"There's going to be a lot of things that fans recognize from the comics," said Robert Kirkman, creator of the comic book series and one of the executive producer of the show.
"It's going to be a lot of new elements pushed in, and it's going to make for a really good show like it always has been."
"We are going to amp up the threat of the walkers," said producer Gale Anne Hurd, "because they've started to seem like a manageable threat. They are not a manageable threat.
"But, it is the people who you think you can trust who betray you, that you have to fear. It is the monster inside you. We all have them. And how do we keep them in check?
"You never know who is going to, you know, who is going to be the one who's had enough. Like, 'Shane' saw 'Rick' as a threat to their survival. He's not the only one who's going to have those feelings."
Scott Gimple, writer and supervising producer on "The Walking Dead" since Season 2 is the new showrunner for Season 4.
"It's his whole life. This is his world," Hurd said about Gimple. "The show is the show, we just bring it to life. It's almost like it's got a life of its own, and he's channeling it. He's very character-driven. I think the characters are going to really have a lot of difficult things thrown at them that they're going to have to deal with. But there's going to be no shortage of action, either."
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