Season 4 ended on a cliffhanger with Rick, Michonne, Carl, Glenn, Maggie, Tara, Sasha, Bob, Abraham, Rosita and Eugene trapped at Terminus. But don’t expect the series to stay in that location for its entirety in Season 5.
Scott Gimple, who appeared alongside Andrew Lincoln on the “Talking Dead”
season finale, says the writers are currently scoping out the “new places” Season 5 will head.
“We’re really excited about it. The writers are working very hard,” he tells Chris Hardwick. “We’re looking at all the new places we’re going. It’s going to be an incredible season. It’s going to be completely different from this year.”
No plot details from Season 5 were revealed on “Talking Dead,” but Gimple did say it’s safe to assume that there are still Carol, Tyreese and Beth out in the world — and maybe not already trapped at Terminus. Gimple also teases that every half season of “The Walking Dead” reinvents itself, and that “The Walking Dead” Season 5a will “be a nuclear weapon.”
As for Lincoln, he says that what he has to do to start preparing for Season 5 is “growing out my beard.” “I’ve got to get going,” he says. “I’m just going to be listening to a lot of AC/DC and turning tables over and that kind of thing.”
“You guys have only just found out,” he tells the audience of the twist at the end of Season 4. “We cannot wait to get back to work. We’ve had so many emails from whoever’s left, everybody pinging to each other … just to get it going. … It’s hard, this show, but that’s the way we love it.”
“The Walking Dead” Season 5 is expected to premiere in October 2014 on AMC.