During The Walking Dead Season 4 panel at San Diego Comic-Con International, AMC officially announced that The Walking Dead Season 4 premiere will air on Sunday, October 13, 2013.
The Walking Dead Season 4 will consist of 16 episodes, which will run for one hour each. Scott M. Gimple is the new showrunner for Season 4, replacing Glenn Mazzara who was the Season 3 showrunner.
Special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero is the director for The Walking Dead Season 4 premiere. In regards to the premiere, Greg Nicotero said, “It’s a tremendous honor. It’s bigger than any script we’ve ever done before.”
Nicotero also said, “In the first episode this season, one of the guys in my crew was like, ‘You did every gag that you ever did in three years of The Walking Dead in one episode.’ We had walkers. We had mummified corpses. We had puppets. We had zombie bites… There was even a couple of gags that we came up with on the fly — there was a couple of sculptures that my guys in Los Angeles had done and I said, ‘Oh yeah, that’s a great walker.’ Where people are like, ‘What are the iconic walkers for season four going to be?’ I’m like, ‘Well, you’ll just have to see!’”
The Walking Dead Season 4 premieres on Sunday, October 13th at 9pm ET/PT. The Walking Dead premiere will coincide with AMC’s annual blockbuster marathon of thriller and horror films, AMCFearfest. Celebrating its 17th year, AMCFearfest will feature 19 consecutive days of themed programming and more than 70 films, running from Sunday, October 13th through Wednesday, October 31. In addition, AMC will air The Walking Dead marathon, from October 7th through October 13th beginning with season one straight through to the premiere of season four.
Following “The Walking Dead” season premiere will be the third season debut of AMC’s live after show “Talking Dead” at 10pm ET/PT, hosted by Chris Hardwick.