The incredible TV show adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s Zombie comic book series is back. At the moment only in the form of a four-minute twenty-five second trailer, but that is enough to make fans spines tingle at the thought of what is coming.
Although series 3 did not exactly finish with a huge climax like series 2 did, it still opened up the story to an all new angle – I am trying not to reveal the ending to series 3 here just in case anyone has not seen it. From the new trailer it appears that, while series 3 was about trying to survive, series 4 will consist of Rick and the gang pondering the question ‘why are we trying to survive?’ Will there really be any point in them actually attempting to survive the plague of the dead, and what will be left afterwards which will be worth living for?
The trailer seems to portray a storyline which is more in-keeping with the plot of the comic books, although the past three series’ did roughly stick to what happened throughout the first three graphic novels, a lot was changed – in some ways this was better as they added in more colourful characters than were in the comics. However, being a fan of the comic books myself, I found that there were many scenes in them which I would have loved to see on-screen, but never did. That’s not to say that what I did see was bad, because all three series’ were just as enjoyable as the comics. But it looks as though season 4 is going to use more references to them, that’s the way the trailer has made it look anyway.
One thing which I am really looking forward to seeing more of is Tyreese, he is a vital character in Kirkman’s comics, but has only just become a main character towards the end of season 3. It looks as if he is going to get his time to shine though in season 4, with the trailer showing him in one of the best parts of the comic books, when he is surrounded by the undead as he chops away at them with his machete.
The trailer looks as if our next helping of The Walking Dead will consist of a sorrow-filled journey for our band of heroes. After 3 series’ we have become so in touch with the characters – Glenn, Maggie, Rick, Hershel, Daryl – that it is going to be so hard to say goodbye to them, that is if season 4 is their last appearance. Whatever the future of the show holds, I’m sure that flesh will be bitten, hearts will be broken and brains will go flying.