The dust has long settled on the season three finale of Walking Dead and while the fans are debating the quality of the series, Robert Kirkman and crew have already turned their eyes toward the fourth season of the hit AMC show.
Robert recently chatted with IGN about the future of the series along with his thoughts about how the previous season had ended up. You can read the entire interview here, though a lot of it is pretty much more of what we’ve heard Kirkman say in the past about killing characters and advancing the plot. The most interesting bits are the minor details that he drops about season four.
Robert Kirkman on the future of the Governor:
Yeah, he’s still very much in the mix. That’s certainly not the last that we’ll see of him. When we see him again and where we see him again, that’s the big question. It’s not going to be like it was in Season 3; it’s not going to be Rick and the Governor on a collision course with a conflict between them. He’ll be used in very different ways next season.
Robert Kirkman on the group staying at the prison:
A bigger group brings with it bigger problems. They are certainly going to need a lot more resources, and they already have a lot of rebuilding to do, just from the things that happened in this battle between Woodbury and the prison. I don’t think there’s going to be a shortage of conflict and danger coming into the fourth season, despite the fact that they are still in the prison.
Robert Kirkman on the direction of season four:
I’ll say that there are a lot of familiar elements that are remaining. Michonne is still around, Rick and his group are still in the prison, the Governor’s still out there… so there are a lot of things that are carrying over from Season 3 to Season 4, but I can’t stress how different things are going to be.
There are going to be some radical changes to those elements that are going to bring in a lot of new storytelling. While [Season 4] does seem somewhat familiar, it’s going to be vastly different from Season 3.
The bottom line in the interview seems to be “more of the same, but different.” How that’ll actually play out on screen remains to be seen. If you’re a fan that felt burned by the previous season of Walking Dead, what would you want to see to renew your faith in the series? Let us know in the comments.