The Walking Dead Season 4 Trailer

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.the-walking-dead-s4-poster

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.

The Walking Dead – Series 3

The zombie-apocalyptic hit TV show is back on our screens with it’s third season, which is the longest so far, 16 episodes in all, 10 more the first season. As any fans of the show will have seen from the past two seasons, the storyline and make-up effects have gotten better through each one, and season 3 is no different, with the zombies looking more realistic as they are no longer just infected people hobbling around, now they are actually corpses, with most of their flesh missing.

For anyone who has not been following the TV series, which is based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, centres around Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), his wife Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies), their son Carl (Chandler Riggs) and a group of survivors who are trying to stay alive in whatever way they can whilst fighting the hordes of undead.

Season 3 starts off, as did the first two, with a bang, after the cliffhanger of an overhead view of the abandoned prison at the end of series 2, it has been hanging on our minds of where the story would lead to next, without giving too much away for those who haven’t seen the episode yet, it is a heart pounding episode all the way through, which makes you feel as though you are playing a zombie game on a console as you watch Rick and the gang slaughter and gun down the ghouls.

Along with a slightly adapted, and yet more exciting, opening credits sequence, the series also introduces two new characters, Michonne (Danai Gurira) and The Governor (David Morrissey), who will become more prominent as the series plays out.

The show was developed for the screen by Frank Darabont, who is also famous for bringing us films such as: The Mist, The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption. The show also stars Steven Yeun as Glenn, Laurie Holden as Andrea, Norman Reedus as Daryl, IronE Singleton as T-Dog, Melissa McBride as Carol, Lauren Cohan as Maggie and Scott Wilson as Hershel.

I would urge any fan of zombie films, or of The Walking Dead TV and comic book series to watch the new episode, and the ones that follow.