We recently found out that Michael Cudlitz, formerly of Southland, will be playing Sgt. Abraham Ford. Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman tells us why, in his mind, it’s a perfect match:
The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman explains that this season’s going to get worse and worse for the characters:
He’s definitely going to appear at some point this season. It’s possible there are elements of his return that have already been set up in some ways you might not have noticed. But when he returns it will be at a time when you least expect it.
I think that to a certain extent we will be exploring all characters more than we have. This show has been doing a lot of world-building for the first three seasons. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, this season we’re going to be intensely focused on the characters themselves. You’ll learn a lot more about Beth, you’ll learn a lot more about Daryl, you’ll learn a lot more about Rick. We’re going to be doing a lot of character work this season.
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I sometimes am the loudest when it comes to let’s change things up and let’s make things different. We’re all of the mind that the television show is a different animal, so while we’re adapting these stories we do want to keep things fresh and new for the television audience just like it was fresh and new with the comic book audience the first time they read it, so I feel like those changes are important.
We’re doing some very new and interesting things with The Governor in Season 4, as you’ll see. … The new season is about the continuing progression of these characters and their lives, so while we’re still in the prison, it is a very different prison than what we’ve known thus far, and they have kind of built a little pocket of civilization within those fences.
The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman states that he’s a fan of changes, and he hints at what’s in store for the Governor this season:
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The Walking Dead’s Producer Gale Ann Hurd gave a few more details about how the spinoff came to be and what it will look like:
[The Hollywood Reporter]