At the time the video was recorded, it was the first week of shooting the new batch of episodes — and Andrew Lincoln (Rick) says there are plenty of things to expect. In addition to the previously-announced new characters in Michonne and the Governor, there will be some other new faces that show up that could further the use of the samurai culture that is going to start to pervade through these new episodes.
In addition to new characters, the prison setting is once again referenced, and we have promises from the entire cast and crew that this will be a darker and more intense season than what we saw at Hershel’s farm — which is definitely a good thing for those who claimed that season 2 suffered due to slow pacing and some stories that took way too long to develop.
Expect some danger, some surprises, and of course for AMC’s ratings to be through the roof when the dead rises again later this fall. We’ll of course have more coverage every step of the way.