Also during the panel attended by the cast members of the hit AMC series, it's announced that the third season will premiere Sunday, October 14 at 9/8c.
"The Walking Dead" has quenched the thirst of those who wanted to know more of the forthcoming season 3 by sharing a 4-minute trailer. It sees The Governor (David Morrissey) welcoming Andrea and Michonne to Woodsburry, and shares the first footage featuring Merle (Michael Rooker). There are also intense scenes set in prison as Rick and his group try to get rid of the walkers from the place.
During the panel, Andrew Lincoln explained about Ricktatorship. The Rick depicter said his character would realize this season that he needed people to survive. "Rick has isolated himself from the group and in his marriage and that's the way he's been protecting everybody... The season is very much about him realizing that he does need other people to survive," he revealed.
Meanwhile, the return of Merle will bring impact to his brother Daryl. "He's a guy that's under the thumb of his big brother Merle, and you can imagine what that would be like," Norman Reedus said of his character. "Away from Merle, he's finding himself needed and appreciated... [the] group means a lot to him... he's finding his way and growing up."
Glenn will also be a different man as Steven Yeun claimed, "I get a very identifiable arc as someone who starts off as a boy and grows up into a man. Third season is manning up and doing what he's supposed to be doing." As for Maggie, Lauren Cohan said her character's priority now "is protecting her own." She added, "The farm was a walk in the park compared to where we are now."
Not only teasing fans with the trailer and some scoops from the third season, but also the cast and creators made use of the occasion to announce that the show will return with all-new episodes starting Sunday, October 14 at 9/8c on AMC.