The Walking Dead Season 4: Rick steps down as leader

The Walking Dead Season 4 is only going to get “crazier” says Robert Kirkman

Andrew Lincoln (right) as Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead
Andrew Lincoln (right) as Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead

When The Walking Dead returns this October, things are only going to get “crazier”, according to comic book creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman:

“The world is getting worse, the people are getting more ragged, there are more terrible things happening and they’re having to deal with them. And it’s going to keep progressing, if you can believe it.”

Despite the group’s attempts to make the prison more homely, there’s someone in the camp suspected of leaving the door open for hungry walkers. Rick (Andrew Lincoln) will have to call upon his sheriff skills to suss out who the traitor is.

But actor Andrew Lincoln said he will be taking a step down as leader:

“His relationship to Carl is integral to the beginning of this season. His turning into a sociopath at the end of the season definitely woke up Rick to his parenting duties. He’s trying to repress his brutality and has renounced quite a lot of responsibility and his leadership for the sake of his children.”

Meanwhile, the Governor (David Morrissey) is still at large and the big mystery this season will be when and where he’ll show his face again, as Kirkman revealed:

“All bets are off. He is still out there, but how he returns, when he returns, and what he is doing when he returns is going to be a pretty big mystery this season.”

The Walking Dead Season Four returns to FOX on 13 October 2013. You can buy The Walking Dead Seasons 1-2 on Blu-ray for £30.71 at