‘The Walking Dead’ Season 4: Will Rick’s Group Leave the Prison?
With only four episodes remaining in 'The Walking Dead' season 3, fans are surely dreading the inevitable, bloody showdown between Rick Grimes' prison survivors and the Governor's Woodbury forces. And like any conflict of 'The Walking Dead,' a few bodies are sure to drop along the way, but will the third season follow suit of evicting the survivors from their current home, and forcing them out on the road once again? Series creator Robert Kirkman weighs in on changes for 'The Walking Dead' season 4 inside!
'The Walking Dead' seems to have found its best home yet within the walls of the dreary West Georgia Correctional facility prison, but the season 3 asylum may not last for long. Even with Rick's group preparing to defend itself against the Governor and his army, fans of 'The Walking Dead' well know that no safe haven lasts for long.
Yet even with all the behind-the-scenes turmoil going into 'The Walking Dead' season 4, will AMC really evict Rick's group from their prison home at the climax of season 3, or bend the Image Comics story to allow 'The Walking Dead' a more permanent home? Series creator and AMC executive producer Robert Kirkman spoke to Entertainment Weekly of the show's future, painting a rather bleak portrait of the prison's future, specifically if season 3 would follow suit of destroying the survivors' yearly home:
That would certainly appear to be settling into a cycle. I don’t want to give anything away because we have some really cool stuff planned for the finale, but I will say that there is a resolution to the storyline at the end of the season, as people would expect. It becomes a whole complete story that you’ve been able to experience over the course of season 3. And It will set things up nicely for season 4. There are new places to go in season 4, but whether or not that means a new setting or new story direction or simply new characters I can’t really nail down any specifics.
That would certainly suggest that the prison's days are numbered, but it remains to be seen if the series would draw from the comic going forward, or perhaps craft a new story beyond the comic's most famous tale of Woodbury and its Governor. Kirkman had plenty more to say of the upcoming episodes, so take a look at the full interview, and give us your predictions for 'The Walking Dead' season 3 finale after the latest preview of "Arrow on the Doorpost" below!