Rumors surrounding the upcoming season 4 of "The Walking Dead" continue to pour in. Creator Robert Kirkman has hinted at a rift between Rick and Daryl, has teased that Tyreese will assume more power, and mystery continues to swirl around a possible set location in a vacant parking lot outside of an abandoned Big Spot store. The new season is still months away, however that doesn't keep "Walking Dead" enthusiasts from digging up all the dirt they can on the flesh-eating zombie drama.
According to Allie is Wired, a plane crash will set the tone for next season. In season 3, a helicopter crash led to the arrival of the Governor, so perhaps this time around it could introduce yet another new character.
Aside from speculations, fans also received a brief behind-the-scenes look at the making of "The Walking Dead." Props Master John Sanders opened up to Dread Central about some of his favorite weapons he's brought to the series and a new method of killing walkers that he will introduce in season 4."The new crossbow for Daryl," he said when talking about some of the reoccurring staples he introduced to the producers. "I altered that one for the show. I took Norman [Reedus] to a bow range for him to shoot. I was kind of showing off with the guys there, and I was showing him some of the top-end crossbows. I let him shoot the Stryker 380, and once he shot that, he had me take pictures of him and had me send them to the producers, and immediately it got in the works that we wanted him to have it."
And what about new weapons to ward off persistent walkers? "My favorite implement will be this season," Sanders said. "I've been waiting for two years, trying to talk to Greg Nicotero about doing this to a walker, and he saw it this year and just jumped on it. I can't really tell you what it is, but I can tell you it's going to be the craziest thing on the show yet. What I can say is that walkers are going to get killed in newer ways this year than any other year before."
We can absolutely not wait. "The Walking Dead" will return to AMC in October, 2013.