We may be struggling to survive till the end of season three, but the Walking Dead crew already has their collective eye set on season four which starts production on May 6th. What's in store for our favorite zombie killing crew? Producer and VFX maestro Greg Nicotero talked with Entertainment Weekly about the future of the Walking Dead:
“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. 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.”
So it sounds like things are going to get a bit more intimate before they get explosive again. Which is fine, this show thrives on it's characters and while everyone loves zombie gore, I think most of care more about whether or not Andrea will kill the Governor or if Daryl will finally hook up with Carol. As in any good story, zombies serve as the canvas for which a greater image of the human condition is painted upon.
Oh and if you're curious as to how season three will end, Laurie Holden has a little teaser for you:
“I would say [the Season Three finale] is the opposite of last year. In every way,”