The Walking Dead fans surely can’t wait for the next release of this popular series. And you won’t need to wait for too long since The Walking Dead Season 5 is coming on your way. This new thriller series is still produced by Frank Darabont in continuing on the previous 4 series as confirmed by American Movie Classics (AMC) on 29 October 2013.
Additional producers include David Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd, Kirkman, Scott M. Gimple, Tom Luse, and Greg Nicotero. The show is still managed by Scott M. Gimple who works as both showrunner and author at the same time. Judging from this decision, it seems like Scott did a great job in the same position last season. So we expect more awesome work that he did for the new season.
The Confirm Date of the Walking Dead Season 5
This new season is confirmed to starts on October 12, 2014, and will run for approximately 16 episodes. Looking at the first run it seems that we will get the first half season in fall this year while the rest will be completed next year.
What We Could See on Season 5: Teaser Videos
At the end of the last season, we saw that Rick and his crew are separated when taking on the prisoner exodus in their own routes to go to Terminus. There is a teaser in the end that says, “Those who arrive, survive.” From this teaser, the fans speculated that Terminus is actually the city of cannibals that we see in the comics. But we can’t prove it just yet until the last season end without the real mark. Then again, the teaser also shows that there is a pile of human bones scattered while Rick and some crew member who survived are captured and imprisoned in the railroad train car by the gun bearing Terminus survivors.
A few teasers have been released so we know what we should expect for season 5. The first one is about Judith, Tyreese and Carol who surrounded by a lot of zombies.
Characters Last Journey towards Season 5
During the last season, we already saw that the prison is ruined by the Governor. That is why Rick and his crew were fleeing from all the destruction. Sadly, there were some who separated from the group. However, we also saw that Rick, Carl, Michonne, Daryl, Maggie, Glenn, Sasha, Tara, Bob, Eugene, Rosita, and Abraham are survived, but were captured in Terminus and forced to enter the railroad train car. So, what about the other characters?
For Tyreese and Carol, they are surely on their way towards Terminus, but not in a good condition since Carol will have to kill Lizzie who killed Carol’s younger sister. Tyreese also knows that Carol also the one that kill Karen, this may heat up their relationship so we will see who will make it to Terminus.
Another wicked character is Joe and his merry man who accepted Daryl into their group. But they made a huge mistake by crossing Rick and his crew by their treatment of Carl. That is why Rick has to protect him and Michonne by cutting Joe’s throat. Then, together they eliminate the rest of Joe’s men. We saw the brutal the things that they need to do in order to survive, but then it proves Rick’s ability as a leader to do anything to protect his crew especially when they have to face more threats in Terminus.
As for Beth, we could see that she ran out from the house where she stays inside with Daryl. We have a little suspicion that she have been kidnaped.
New Cast of The Walking Dead Season 5
Surely we will expect to have a new character and also the elimination of old characters. In the last season, Hershel and The Governor — played by Scott Wilson and David Morrissey — were eliminated, while the other characters Rick Grimes, Tyreese, Carl, Michonne, Daryl, Maggie, Glenn, Sasha, Tara, Bob, Eugene, Rosita, Carol, Beth and Abraham survived.
That is why we should expect to see Chandler Riggs, Andrew Lincoln, Melissa McBride, Norman Reedus, Emily Kinney, Chad Coleman, Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun, Sonequa Martin-Green, and Lawrence Gilliard, Jr. on the new season. Especially because Tara, Rosita, Gareth, Eugene and Abraham are all promoted to becoming regular characters. Gareth is the new character that leads the people of Terminus and is said to have a very important role on season 5. We will also get a new character for Seth Gilliam from The Wire although there is no leak about who the character could be.
The Walking Dead Season 5 Speculation
1. We will know what is going on with Beth after she leaves her house.
2. Aside from the Glenn and Maggie romance story, we will be given a new romance story to fulfill our desire for a more romantic side.
3. Morgan will come out again even if Scott has not revealed the exact time of when he will come out, but he did indicate that Morgan will return to greet us again. For you who do not remember this character, Morgan Jones is actually a character that Rick once met in the pilot episode of the Walking Dead. His second appearance is in Season 3 with Carl.
4. There is no power fight to change the leader inside the box car even if there are so many Alpha males involved. Scott does not say whether Rick would be the leader or not, but since he said that there would be no change in leadership inside the box car, then Rick would be the one that leads them to the car, but he might not be the leader in later stages.
In the last spoiler, the cast and the authors describe the story to be full of brutality, explosive, thrilling, and messy. While one of the producers – Robert Kirkman – also revealed that the story of the current season would not only discuss what happened in the car. Although to be able to get out from there, they would need to be creative and cunning while not afraid to be a little bit savage.
Who Will Survive and Who Will Die?
As for the ones who will die, we could not say for sure, but we could try to see it from the comic where this series comes from. However, the author of this popular series has also tried to keep the storyline separated although not entirely. Therefore, we could not really sure about Norman Reedus’s character, Daryl, who only appears on the series but not in the comic. This character is very famous and might be the most famous character on the show, so we should expect him to be spared from the dead. But if he did not survive, let us hope it is a glorious death by taking a lot of walkers and villains.
On the other hand, we may suspect that Carol would have a higher chance to be eliminated since she has to kill a child, so there might be something that backfires on her afterwards. Then we could see the romantic couple Glenn and Maggie who gives us hope for a more heartwarming story. But could we really see the continuation of this story or we will be left heartbroken when they are separated because one of them is died?
No matter how The Walking Dead season 5 will unfold, we surely expect to get a great story from this season. More thrilling adventure and excruciating events might fill the whole adventure. We also could expect to get new characters to keep the story from going on since there is no way a new story could be developed without new characters. Those characters could be villains or heroes.
On the bright side, as Scott had said earlier we could expect to get a new romance on the line. But we’re not sure who the new couple will be. There might be a new character that attracts an old character to a love story or there could be a new feeling between the current characters. So many things could happen and we have great expectations!