I’ll say this much about the makers of “The Walking Dead”: They give good trailer.
Here’s the first trailer for Season Four, released today at Comic-Con to much clamor and joy. Rightfully damn so, because it’s pretty goddamn great. After an up-and-down season two and three, I’m actually quite looking forward to season four, mainly because newbie showrunner Scott Gimple has proven pretty great in the episodes he piloted in the last season. Also, by all reports it’s going to be much more zombie-heavy, thankfully — one of my gripes has always been that they never quite know how to balance the human interaction with the zombie mayhem, and last season often felt like it was short on the latter. That said, there are also fascinating hints of enemies inside and out of the group, just to keep things interesting.
Also of interest is the addition of Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (D’Angelo Barksdale from “The Wire”), an actor who doesn’t really seem to be getting enough mainstream work, and an expanded role for Chad Coleman as Tyrese. Honestly, you could build a splinter group of those two, Daryl, Michonne, Glenn and Maggie, send them off by themselves, and I’d be happy. Anyway, the footage is excellent — raw, emotional, gripping, gory, scary and creepy. Everything the show should be.
Take a lookie: