After three death-filled seasons of The Walking Dead, one would think the showrunners would lay back on the whole killing characters thing for a while. Well, you can throw that assumption out the window right now, 'cause it seems like the Reaper will be harvesting a whole bunch of TWD protagonists in the upcoming fourth season.
Who says so? None other than executive producer . In an interview for AMC's blog, Albert said:
The great thing about this show is that literally every character is on the table… We have no one that is untouchable… One of the hardest things was killing Shane. In the comic, it happened much, much earlier, and Robert had said he wanted to give that character a little bit more space to breathe. So trying to figure out what was the right place to kill Shane was really difficult… In the screening room here in production, there’s a wall that says ‘Our Grateful Dead,’ and it’s got pictures of all the characters who've been killed off over the seasons. It’s kind of insane: One, it’s kind of touching, and, two, we've killed a lot of people on this show.
So, does that mean we'll be getting a lot of death and destruction in Season 4?
Oh, there’s going to be a whole bunch of people added to the wall.
I think we’re going to see an evolution in the walkers — there’s a whole bunch of new walkers — and we’ll see an evolution of the threat of human-on-human. Dangling the possibility of civilization will make people much more desperate and willing to do things that would have previously been unthinkable.
Sounds entertaining, Dave! Now of course to the golden question: Who do you think will die next season? Go vote on the poll and then explain why you chose that character or add names in the comments section.
The Walking Dead's fourth season premieres on October 13th, only on AMC.