Prey/Pray For The Dead: The Walking Dead VIDEO
The carnage continues with the season premiere of The Walking Dead, Sun. Oct 13th at 9/8c
Oh, that is creepy as hell! Maybe creepier! So, the first episode in season 4 of The Walking Dead is called “Thirty Days Without An Accident.” Does this scene then indicate day 31?
What a way to end a “living” streak!
Hershel does exclaim in a previous promo that they lost in an attack 12 “of our own” members of the prison group, which now includes an additional roughly 50 ex-Woodbury residents. If none of “the originals” died in this attack then the ex-Woodburians, by the conclusion of episode 4.01, would then number about 38, bringing the prison group bunch down to about 50 in total. Guessing that is a good starting point. Most of them will be nameless, if not faceless. Many or most will be redshirts. I’m guessing not only because of Andrew Lincoln‘s ominous remarks (below) about the ‘painful’ midseason finale (the season is split in half–with the first in the fall and the second in the spring of next year) that some originals or almost originals (Hershel, Maggie, Beth) are going to die, too.
Though I like him muchly, Hershel (Scott Wilson) was long dead by this time in the comic books. I’m worried too that Lauren Cohan’s character Maggie Greene, is dying because she keeps tweeting from places NOT in Georgia and it is my understanding that The Walking Dead is currently filming in Georgia. She seems to have a lot of time on her hands on weekdays, when I’d think she’d be filming. That would be a huge departure from the comics to kill off Mags this early. Gah. Enough speculating. Thank goodness it is game on, beginning Sunday night!
The Walking Dead‘s much-anticipated fourth season bows this Sunday (9/8c, AMC), but you should… start worrying about the episode slated to air on Dec. 1.
According to leading man Andrew Lincoln (Rick), that particular episode — the midseason finale… will be a grueling experience…equal to some of the most emotionally wrenching/terrifying/gripping TWD dead offerings….
TVLINE | Rick seems to be in a much better place in premiere? I can’t imagine that lasts…
Lincoln: Rest assured, it really doesn’t last much longer than the first episode…We’re very good at smashing things and breaking things and everything falling apart very, very quickly. That is, in fact, what happens…The writers do a beautiful job at creating the beginnings of civilization and the potential for these people. You do feel they’re beginning this civilization – and it’s working. Rick has put all of his energy into growing things.
…[Laughs] We even have some little piggies… You wait until Episode 2. It’s crazy.
TVLINE | Have you had to shoot any scenes that rival Rick’s breakdown over Lori’s death?
Lincoln: There’s been one scene that was pretty painful to do — it’s always the midseason finale! …
TVLINE | Let’s talk about Carl and Rick’s relationship this season…
Lincoln: Most of the story arc for Rick is driven by children, by Carl and Judith… in spite of the new setup and regimen. It’s the central thrust of this season: the boy becoming a man and the father accepting it…
TVLINE | (It has been said) that the scariest stuff this year comes…from group members… for the greater good. Agree?
Lincoln: …We look out for each other. But the problem is, when a threat appears, what are you willing to do in order to prevent it? One of the characters certainly does something that I think is playing God. He or she plays God, for all intents and purposes…
(Exclusive by Michael Ausiello):
The Walking Dead has tapped actor Michael Cudlitz (Southland) to join the Season 4 cast in the pivotal comic book role of Sgt. Abraham Ford, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Introduced in The Walking Dead comic book Issue 53, Abraham — an Army man and sports coach before the outbreak — becomes… one of the group’s most essential defenders.
Cudlitz has been shooting on location in Georgia for weeks, but… his casting has remained under wraps — part of an elaborate effort to preserve the announcement for today…
“I was laying low because [Abraham has] a very iconic look,” explains Cudlitz, who was approached by the AMC monster hit last spring.
“It would be very easy for somebody to put the pieces together if they saw me strolling around [near the show's set.] So I was staying very close to the hotel. And I didn’t hang out with any of the other cast members.”
Weeelll. I don’t want to be too nit-picky but since this has already been reported: Christian Serratos has been cast as Rosita Espinosa in the Walking Dead season 4. It only follows that her boyfriend, Abraham, would be cast in season 4 too, right?