1st tantalizing details about the new Walking Dead webisodes

Sure, all our attention is on the upcoming fourth season of The Walking Dead (and that spin-off) — but there’s also another undead story on the way. 

The producers have been cranking out great web seasons focusing on side characters for a few years now, telling tightly contained stories via mini-arcs, and another set is about to arrive. The first two seasons were stellar, and likely helped prove the potential to expand the universe beyond the core series via the spin-off.

The latest season will trade the tight spaces (i.e. cheaper sets) for a race across the countryside to search for a hospital, following a brutal walker attack on a group of survivors. Here’s the official synopsis:

In the three webisodes (7 to 10 minutes each), the lone survivors of a massive walker-attack, Paul (Wyatt Russell, Cowboys & Aliens) and Karina (Ashley Bell, The Last Exorcism), speed across the countryside, frantically searching for an aid-station, as one of them slowly bleeds out from a wound. Finally coming upon a hospital that has not been overrun, at first feels like a blessing, but could soon turn to misfortune, as a seemingly benevolent doctor (Ellen Greene, Little Shop of Horrors) may hide a darker agenda. 

The new season will be directed by regular series director Greg Nicotero, who noted the webisodes are a great way to explore little corners of the world they’d never get to show off on the series:

"The webisodes give us a unique opportunity to see other parts of the ravaged world of 'The Walking Dead' while weaving in and out of our show. The crossover between 'The Oath' and 'The Walking Dead' ties in one of the most iconic images from the series, and gives us insights and history to yet another timeline. I had worked with Ashley on 'The Last Exorcism' and brought in Wyatt and Ellen, who rounded out the brilliant cast perfectly."

The new season of webisodes debut October 1 at AMC’s Youtube channel, which should help keep us distracted while we wait for the series’ return on October 13.

Via Coming Soon)

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