A threat greater than zombies or other survivors? Season 4 of ‘The Walking Dead’ might bring the pain.

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OK, all of you zombie/The Walking Dead loving folks, AMC has just released a preview video that includes some truly thought provoking news about season 4. For months, the cast and the folks behind the show have been promoting news that a new threat emerges in the upcoming season. In this new video, called “Greetings from the Set”, Lauren Cohen states that the most deadly threat to all of the survivors isn’t coming from the undead or outside people. So what does that leave us? An internal threat to the survivors or some new, additional threat? Does Carl go nuts and start executing people? Creator Robert Kirkman adds that this new threat could be more deadly that the other two combined (undead and outside people).

There has been news of new, more terrifying zombies that Norman Reedus is quoted as stating:  “They’ve introduced a way to make zombies scary again, and they’re terrifying. The new threat is just unreal.” This promo video indicates that there are more zombies than ever before and that decomposition of the dead has continued, making them even more disturbing and rotten.

There is some interesting news in the clip, the most important to me being the length of time that has passed between the previous season and 4. There has been a full month since the finale, and the survivors are working hard to make the prison a home and a fortress.

Here’s the video:

Here’s what David Morrisey told i09 a while back:

There’s a whole new threat in this season that we have to deal with which you get to know about. (…) This new threat is the thing that overall is the thing for us. The zombies are the same threat that they’ve always been, but with this added extra that makes the world a very, very dangerous place. And people start to sort of react in different ways … It’s not a threat you’re going to be able to kill very easily. So it’s something that happens within the world. Another thing. And that is very dangerous. It’s very dangerous and I think when you see it, you’ll … there’s a lot of identity with it, for us in our world. You’ll get it when you see it. Each person reacts to it very differently.

(when asked why he referred to threat as not being a person or character)

It’s not a threat you’re going to be able to kill very easily. So it’s something that happens within the world. Another thing. And that is very dangerous. It’s very dangerous and I think when you see it you’ll… there’s a lot of identity with it, for us in our world. You’ll get it when you see it. Each person reacts to it very differently.

What do you all think? What might this new threat be? I have my guesses, but I’m really curious what you all might be thinking. Let me know below!

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