Walking Dead season 4 preview trailer teases the future of the AMC show

By James Dohnert , Updated Jun 11, 2013 02:06 PM EDT
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The Walking Dead season three just ended but the people behind the show didn't stop working. A preview of the next season of the show has just been launched by AMC. The preview teases what to expect on the fourth season of the popular zombie show.

According to the preview, zombie guru Greg Nicotero has taken over directing duties for the season four premiere. Nicotero is a famed special makeup effects creator. He started his career working on zombie films such as Day of the Dead.

More recently, he has taken over special makeup effects and directing duties for the Walking Dead TV show. He directed three episodes of the show's past season. Nicotero also directed one episode in the shows second season.

In the preview, Nicotero says the script for the first episode of the next season is 'bigger' than any script he's ever done.

Working with Nicotero in season four will be writer Scott Gimble. Gimble takes over show running duties for the upcoming season of The Walking Dead. He takes over for previous show runner Glen Mazzara who was let go after reportedly having personal disputes with AMC executives and The Walking Dead comic creator Robert Kirkman.

During the preview trailer for season four, Gimble says that the upcoming season of The Walking Dead will be the 'best season yet'. Gimble was a popular writer on the show last season. Before taking over show runner duties, he wrote The Walking Dead episodes Clear and The Sorrowful Life.

The next season of The Walking Dead looks to have a few new series regulars join the show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chad Coleman (Tyreese), Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha) and Emily Kinney (Beth) will become series regulars for season four. They will be joining David Morrissey (The Governor) who also will be reprising his role as a regular cast member of the season.

AMC has high hopes for the future of The Walking Dead. AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan said last month that he hopes the show runs until 2022. If the show goes that long it would make it all the way to its third season. At that rate, the show could see many characters come and go.

The show has been a big ratings winner for the network. The season finale of the third season scored over 12 million viewers. AMC will hope to continue seeing that amount of viewers when it premieres the fourth season of the show in October.

Check out the full preview for the fourth season below.

 

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