Season four of AMC’s “Walking Dead” will end on a hopeful note after a bleak start, according to creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman.
“We started the season pretty hopeful and pretty optimistic,” Kirkman said. “We’ll open our last half of the season pretty bleak and we’ll move them to something a little more hopeful by the end.”
Showrunner Scott Gimple added that the season will look a lot like a remix of the comic books, including (spoiler alert!) new characters met during the prison battle and a place called the Alexandria Safe-Zone in Virginia.
Some speculate that Alexandria was the “sanctuary” teased on the radio during the drive to the veterinary college early in season four.
Recently, TWD star Andrew Lincoln announced that the second half of the season will include the most controversial episode of the show ever aired.
In November, Norman Reedus called the finale of season four the most ambitious episode yet.
The Walking Dead will return to AMC with all new episodes on February 9.