'The Walking Dead' Season Four Teased By Producers

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If catching up on "The Walking Dead" is still far down on your to-do list or you still haven't had time to finish Sunday night's season finale, hold off on reading any further. The spoilers are lurking below and we want you to be careful. Venture ahead with caution...

"The Walking Dead" might have ended season three on an up note, but there's a lot left up in the air for season four. The Governor is still alive -- and will return next season as a series regular -- and the fate of the now much larger prison group is still undetermined. Expect things to get bad fast when "The Walking Dead" returns in October.

"The Governor is still out there,” co-executive producer Denise Huth told Entertainment Weekly. “The war is not over. Rick and our group here won the first round and scared him off."

That being said, don't expect Rick & Co. to stay at the Prison forever. "We will be getting into more world building, more civilization being brought back. A little bit more of a bigger sense of community," Robert Kirkman teased. And expect some drama as the Woodbury and prison groups try to merge, said Gale Anne Hurd. "What’s going to happen as these two groups who literally were at war with each other moments before, how are they going to integrate?" she said.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Kirkman explained why Andrea had to go in the season three finale.

"It's a big departure from the comics, which to a certain extent is somewhat risky but at the end of the day I like the idea of there being big differences that key in to this is the show, this is the comic," he said. "We thought having that tragic end to her story line -- having [Andrea] work so hard to save these people of Woodbury and find a peaceful resolution to this conflict was really something worthy of the character. It's also something that changes Rick's (Andrew Lincoln) mindset and alters a lot of the characters and their modes of operation moving into the fourth season."

He also teased that Merle's death will activate Daryl "in an interesting way" in season four, and that Tyreese's sister Sasha will come to the forefront more. As for the Governor, Kirkman said, "We've definitely got more story to tell with that guy."

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