'Walking Dead' Producer Admits To Not Using Tyreese In Season 3, But Major Season 4 Change

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by Tambay A. Obenson
August 7, 2013 11:46 AM
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“What you see a little bit of in that trailer is Tyreese stepping up as a character and taking a more central role. We didn't get a lot of time with him in Season 3 with everything else that was going on, and now in Season 4 we are really able to bring him to the forefront and integrate him into the core cast in a bigger way. We're doing a lot with him. I think Chad Coleman has proven that he's got very broad shoulders that can carry the lead and everything we ask him to do. I'm excited for people to see where we take his character because it's going to be really awesome.”

At Comic-Con last month, IGN sat down with The Walking Dead creator/executive producer/writer Robert Kirkman, when he revealed the above, and more about the highly-anticipated 4th season of the hit AMC series.

We've been teased a lot since the end of last season, on what to expect in season 4. Most recently, there was talk of possible new romances between characters, although nothing's been confirmed.

We'll just have to wait and see when the 4th season of The Walking Dead debuts on October 13 at 9pm.

What can I say, except this should be an interesting season for the series, if only because we really have no idea what direction the various narratives are going to take, after all that transpired last season. 

There'll be 4 black series regulars this time around (Lawrence Gilliard Jr. joins the cast, playing a character named Bob Stookey), so it's only natural that at least one of them has to die... or maybe not. Maybe we'll be surprised this season!

Although, it should be expected that somebody, or some people in the starring cast, will die before the season ends. It's happened each of the last 3 seasons.

The 4th season will be a 16-episode season, divided into 2 halves

Still alive and returning next season will be regulars Andrew LincolnDavid MorrisseySteven YeunNorman ReedusDanai GuriraChandler RiggsLauren CohanScott WilsonMelissa McBrideChad ColemanSonequa Martin-Green and Emily Kinney.

If you missed the 4 1/2-minute trailer yesterday, here it is again:

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13 Comments

  • Harrison | August 9, 2013 5:35 PMReply

    Wow! A show about zombies where small children are eaten and all you idiots can talk about is how black charecters are not treated equal. I think that is sad that while watching a show you count the number of black actors that pop up. If your boycotting the show because of this you need to put your big folk pants on and move on. Maybe Kirkman should start a spin off "THE WALKING DEAD: IN DA HOOD". Grow up people

  • Miles Ellison | August 9, 2013 9:39 PM

    Isn't there an episode of Honey Boo Boo you should be watching? I think the family is eating a bowl of mayonnaise.

  • Sterling Cooper | August 9, 2013 7:56 PM

    By the way, "Big Folk Pants".. is that what they call them where you're from? I thought "Britches" was the preferred description amongst your "kinfolk". Or "Rucksack With Holes" if you don't like fancyfied city talk.

    Folks, I could go on all day with this. Harrison has really set himself up for at least 10 more good zingers.

  • Sterling Cooper | August 9, 2013 7:49 PM

    Welcome to Shadow & Act, Harrison! Glad you could stop by. By the way, as you call people "idiots", remember that "YOU'RE BOYCOTTING" should have an apostrophe preceding an R and an E. You're welcome! ...or is it "Your Welcome?" The mind reels.

  • STF | August 8, 2013 5:08 PMReply

    Lets make everything a dam race issue get over it! T-dog was a loved character

  • STF | August 8, 2013 5:08 PMReply

    Lets make everything a dam race issue get over it! T-dog was a loved character

  • Marie | August 7, 2013 10:25 PMReply

    Has had Michonne around as a sidekick/I don't know what for Andrea and punching bag for everyone else, namely the Governor and Rick. Hopefully, they'll use her more this season as well.

  • JEFTCG | August 7, 2013 5:59 PMReply

    On a show where "Zombie = Black", having a black person as "Hero" is counterproductive.

    Let them give all the "heroic" story lines to the "sensitive" white supremacist, I'll be watching something else. I'm sure the producers aren't worried about what I do.

  • Donella | August 8, 2013 5:40 PM

    Yeah... I found the white supremacist with a heart of gold a bit much myself. Especially during T-Dawg's "golly, what should I do?" tenure.

  • JEFTCG | August 7, 2013 5:57 PMReply

    I stopped watching this show mid-season 3; I got sick of the way black people were being treated. Robert Kirkman, you're not doing us any favors by hiring us, so why bother?

  • Chas Johnson | August 7, 2013 12:39 PMReply

    Not using Morgan in season 1 (Admittedly, Lennie James might have been busy...)
    Not using "T-Dog" in season 1
    Not using "T-Dog" in season 2
    Not using "T-Dog" in season 3
    Not using that Black guy in-between "T-Dog" and Tyrese in season 3, 'cause he died like as soon as we learned his name.

  • Miles Ellison | August 7, 2013 5:30 PM

    They won't be treated like human beings if the producers think it will alienate a significant portion of the audience.

  • Peggy | August 7, 2013 1:28 PM

    Yep. There are more this season, but whether they will be treated like humans remains to be seen.

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