No One Will Guess What's Coming on 'The Walking Dead': 11 Big Questions With Norman Reedus
Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) in "The Walking Dead"
That new threat you've been hearing so much about, the one that puts the "Walking Dead" survivors in new danger for the show's fourth season? Yeah, it's serious. And while we're not spilling any specifics, suffice it to say it does take the action in a completely new and terrifying direction, and ensures there's not a single slow moment in the season's first two episodes.
But fan favorite Norman Reedus, aka Daryl Dixon, tells us we still have no idea just how wild the season is going to get. The actor talked to Yahoo TV about Season 4, about Daryl's emergence as a true leader, and about how he can never leave his character — or Daryl's Southern drawl — behind.
1. We've seen Daryl and company learn how to survive the walkers, each other, and outsiders, and now they're at a point where they can start to think about more than simply surviving, more about building a new life. Is that the overall theme of Season 4?
Season 4 breathes in a different way. You really get to know the characters. You understand what's made them hard, or what is breaking them inside. It's a very gut wrenching, heartfelt season, and terrifying at the same time. It's more personable.
The first season started, and it was like this hyperventilating and this heartbeat, this thump, thump, thump, thump, this introduction to this world. The second season, there was more talking and storytelling, because you have to set up the world to tell stories on a television show. The third season was kind of a war. The fourth season is fear, and people reach their breaking points. People stand up and have courage, people that you didn't know had courage. It's truly remarkable what the writers have done this season. I would have never seen any of this coming.
We just did a whole press junket for our premiere, and everyone's got ideas. They see the first episode, or first two episodes, and they sit down with us, and they just want to know, "What happens with this? What happens with that?" We probably did 100 interviews. Not one of them even came close to knowing what's going to happen. It's very, very clever.
The cast and crew explain where we left off in Season 3:
2. You had the premiere in L.A. earlier this month, New York Comic Con this weekend, the day before the season premiere on AMC ... does it get the cast even more excited about the season when you have all these interactions with the fans?