By Staff Reporter, Jul 22, 2013 11:41 AM EDT
(PHOTO CREDIT: AMC) Season 4 will start filming on May 4.
"Walking Dead" season 4 is merely a few months away and the show's cast and crew revealed some juicy details about the upcoming season at Comic-Con 2013 in San Diego. In addition to the trailer (see below), the premiere date and few story archs were revealed. Here are four things you should know about "Walking Dead" season 4.
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1. "The Walking Dead" Season 4 will premiere on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. and the premiere will be followed by the season premiere of "The Talking Dead." The second half of the "Walking Dead" season air in February after a mid-season hiatus.
2. Star Andrew Lincoln reveals that "Walking Dead" season 4 will reveal the reasoning behind Rick's decision to return to the prison.
"We answer it this season," said Lincoln, adding that his relationship with son Carl (Chandler Riggs) affect's Rick's decision making. "The relationship with Carl is integral to the beginning of the season from Rick. [Carl] turning into a sociopath at the end of the season woke him up to his parenting duties. You find Rick in a completely different place this season."
"The death of Andrea (Laurie Holden), combined with what happened with Carl was the catalyst to bring him to that point," Lincoln teased. "The brutality of pushing people away in season three wasn't working for him and was cataclysmic for his family. When we meet them all in season four, there is a whole new community in the prison and friction between certain characters. It makes for incredible character-driven scenes."
3. Show-runner Scott M. Gimple has stated that viewers shouldn't get too comfortable with the show as more threats are looming and will take viewers by surprise.
4. The general consensus is that the "Walking Dead" season 4 episodes will be crazy. Comics creator Robert Kirkman stated that "things are going to be way crazier; it's an escalation" and Gimple revealed, "It's been crazy. We did the first episode, I wrote it and it blew my mind."