Posted: 4:19 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2013
By Gina Carbone
They’re torturing us again! The Walking Dead Season 4 will air 16 episodes on AMC, just like Season 3. And also like Season 3, they are going to cut the drama short after eight episodes, leaving us hanging through the holidays until the show returns in February 2014. Remember last year when the Dixon Brothers were left in the zombie fight club pit and people were freaking out that Daryl might die? We may have to deal with something like that again.
Here's the schedule as we know it so far:
Episode 1: Sunday, October 13 at 9 p.m. ET
Episode 2: October 20 at 9 p.m. ET
Episode 3: October 27 at 9 p.m. ET
Episode 4: November 3 at 9 p.m. ET
Episode 5: November 10 at 9 p.m. ET
Episode 6: November 17 at 9 p.m. ET
Episode 7: November 24 at 9 p.m. ET
Episode 8: December 1 at 9 p.m. ET
Episode 8 is expected to be the mid-season finale. Last year, the mid-season finale aired on December 2, 2012 and the show returned with Episode 9 on February 10, 2013.
AMC has yet to release a February 2014 return date for the show, but we're guessing it will be Sunday, February 9. If not that Sunday, then the next, February 16. February 2 is the Super Bowl and we bet they're not going to touch that.
Back in August, Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) previewed Episode 8’s drama: “I will say that we just wrapped the mid-season finale last night of The Walking Dead, mind-blowing. Minds are going to blow up, it’s so crazy, it’s so good. We thought last season was real good. This season’s crazy good. It’s nut, you’ll love it.”
Robert Kirkman, who wrote the original comic books and executive produces the TV show, told AMC he wrote two episodes this season — Episode 3 and the February back-half return, Episode 9.
“Episode 9 will probably be the episode that’s closest to a direct adaptation from the comic book aside from the premiere episode,” Kirkman said. “It’s been a lot of fun for me working on them because I’m basically just rewriting something I’ve already written, which means I get to go back in and go, ‘Woah, what’d you do there? Let’s fix that.’”
So we have a lot to look forward to, but also dread. That they insist on denying us these gifts just before Christmas is especially cruel. Grinches!Sources:AMC, ComicBook.com