With San Diego Comic Con looming right around the corner we are going to be getting a lot of Walking Dead news. Today he spoke with THR about the upcoming season. He talked about a miriad of different topics and had some interesting things to say. He started by talking about how new showrunner Scott Gimple would handle the next season.
“It’s a much more character-based story. It’s going to be more focused on who these characters are and what they’re going through. To a certain extent, we got away from that a little bit in season three. Coming into season four, we’re definitely going to know a lot more about these people so it will be that much more gut-wrenching and worse when we lose these characters.“
He went on to talk about how season four will begin.
“There’s going to be a bit of a time jump. Some timehas passed between season three and season four. It’s only a few months, we’re not nailing down the exact number of days or anything like that. The prison that we see is a very different prison and the characters that we see are very different from the last time we saw them. We go into season four with characters you’ve known for four years and still find new things to explore with them and new aspects of their character and see that they are growing and changing in extremely dramatic ways due to the strains that this world has put upon them.”
Most notably he mentioned Carl and where that character is headed after what happened at the end of last season.
“That’s something that has become huge part of Carl’s character. That event and the fact that he did that. It’s something that Rick has been somewhat terrified by; the fact that his son went to that place and is growing into that person. That’s informing both Rick and Carl’s actions as they move into this season. There are more people around, there are people from Woodbury that are now living there and Carl is having to deal with this. His behavior is being guided by Rick and his role as father to him. There’s some interesting stuff coming up with Carl that I can’t reveal right now but there’s good stuff ahead.“
If you want to see what else he had to say check out the full interview on THR.