Judging by the latest set video for the upcoming fourth season of The Walking Dead, prison life has changed a bit from the third season to the fourth. And that's to be expected - SPOILERS if you're not caught up through Season 3 of The Walking Dead! - considering Season 3 ended with the residents of Woodbury being bussed in to the prison, where they would presumably be taking up permanent residence. Or as permanent as things tend to be in The Walking Dead. There's always the chance that a hoard of walkers could flush the living humans out of their current residency and back onto the road. But for now, as far as we know, Rick's group and the Governor's have merged and are now living together at the prison.
Given what we've seen of Woodbury and the quality of life the residents of the seemingly perfect little walled-off town were accustomed to, should it be such a surprise that things at the prison would change upon their arrival? While Rick's people seemed more concerned with their own security, the Woodbury folks probably know a thing or two about creating a home environment for themselves. Comic book creator and series executive producer Robert Kirkman's tour in the new video reveals some big changes, including the addition of agriculture and an outdoor communal space. Because why stay huddled together in the dark and dreary prison when you can go outside and enjoy nature… and grass and snakes?
Kirkman also teases the horse. If you've seen the previously released sneak peek, then you've already seen it. Given what happened to the horse in the pilot episode of the series, I'm feeling a bit uncertain about this one, but it it may be a more reliable vehicle than a car. Or at the very least, it doesn't require gas, which is probably running low these days. Good thing the prison folk have stocked up on batteries. Lots and lots of batteries.
Here's that sneak peek, in case you haven't seen it. And enjoy the promo for Low Winter Sun that plays before it.
In other Walking Dead news, we know David Morrissey's character is coming back, despite the fact that he took off with a couple of his guys at the end of Season 3. But are the Governor's days numbered? Morrissey has been cast to star in a pilot for AMC, which certainly raises that question. Then again, the Governor's days are probably numbered either way. Still, the casting news could be a hint that Morrissey's planning to move on at some point. Just a bit of speculation.
The Walking Dead returns for Season 4 on October 13. Season 3 is now available on DVD/Blu-ray.