Friday, July 19, 2013

THE WALKING DEAD Reveals Season 4 Trailer at Comic-Con

Kinda sucks to be Tyreese this season, hunh?

At this year's San Diego Comic-Con earlier today, the panel for AMC's The Walking Dead debuted the eagerly-anticipated full trailer for the show's fourth season.  The constantly changing group of survivors in a neverending zombie apocalypse are once again being overwhelmed and forced to go on the run.  Here's a rundown of the trailer...

We open with Norman Reedus' popular character Daryl Dixon, Michonne (Danai Gurira), Glenn (Steven Yuen), Tyreese (Chad L. Coleman), his little sister Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) and a few redshirt expendables raiding a shopping center for supplies.  The group looks extremely armed and organized here as Sasha lays out the game plan.  "We go in, stay in formation for the sweep.  After that, you all know what you're supposed to look for.  Any questions?"  "Is there any time you weren't the boss of me?" replies Tyreese.  "You had a few years before I was born," counters Sasha.  A slow establishing shot follows of new character Bob Stookey, played by The Wire's Lawrence Gillard, who goes to investigate inside after hearing a scream.

Meanwhile back at the prison, those pesky walkers are becoming more and more of a problem outside the fences.  "We had a pretty big buildup overnight," remarks Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride), "dozens more towards Tower 3."  We see Michonne riding into the prison on horseback (!) before going back to Carol who adds, "It's manageable, but unless we get ahead of it, not for long."

The walkers become more of a danger, somehow finding their way inside cell block D.  Panic, mayhem and bloody body parts naturally ensue, leaving the group to puzzle over the mystery of what caused the attack.  The group continues to organize, with less crazy-looking Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) advising, "You have to have numbers.  People are the best defense against walkers.  More people."  Great...Thanks, Rick.

Carol begins teaching kids rescued from Woodbury the importance of knives, specifically "how to use them, how to be safe with them and how they can save your life.  Maggie's father Hershel (Scott Wilson) believes things are about to hit the fan.  "We need a place to go," he says.  "We might be safer outside those walls than in here."  He later remarks, "We just lost twelve of our own, two more were killed in cold blood.  Everything we've been working so hard to keep out...just found its way in."

As the song "Serpents" by Sharon Van Etten begins to play, Sasha finds evidence of someone leaving meat by the fences for the walkers as Rick, Michonne, Glenn and Maggie, and even Daryl start realizing they need to leave the prison.  Michonne starts looking at a map toward Macon, Georgia.  A car containing Daryl, Michonne, Bob and Tyreese (with a swollen left eye) becomes surrounded by walkers, forcing them to leave the car and fight for their lives.  Tyreese, the last to leave the car, finally gets out and starts hammering away at walkers but looks hopelessly overwhelmed by their numbers.  Ruh-roh!

"You step outside, you risk your life," says Hershel the motivational speaker.  "Take a drink of water, you risk your life." 

We see Rick shooting some walkers to protect Carol, a pile of walkers being run over by the rear tires of the car shown earlier, and then a confrontation between Tyreese and Daryl where Tyreese probably ends up with the swollen eye after he punches Rick.

Hershel then resumes his pep talk.  "You don't have a choice.  The only thing you can choose is what you're risking it for."

The final shots inside the car are some point before the walkers arrive.  Daryl suddenly hears a mysterious female voice come over the radio that says "Sanctuary...Those who arrive, survive..."

Oh, and the Governor (David Morrissey) is still out there...somewhere...and you have to think he's probably the one responsible for the attack on cell block D.

The Walking Dead returns on Sunday, October 13th on AMC at 9 p.m. EST.  Here's the trailer that debuted today, thanks to AMC on YouTube...

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