Season 4 of the hit AMC show "The Walking Dead" is set to premiere on Oct. 13 and OTRC.com recently chatted with cast members such as Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira about what fans can look forward to seeing.
Check out excerpts from their interviews with OTRC.com at the show's recent Los Angeles premiere below and watch VIDEOS of the extended versions -- Reedus shows off his bow tie and get photo-bombed, while Lincoln showed off his socks.
Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon):
Season 4 of "The Walking Dead" will feature "stronger character development," he told OTRC.com.
"We started the first season with sort of a heartbeat and a thump and ... and then the second season sort of went to like, storytelling and the third season went to a massive war and then the fourth season sort of breathes and tells people's stories without not having any of the violence and the action stuff. So it's a really good combination this year."
Emily Kinney (Beth Greene):
"I think they're gonna face new threats besides just the zombies and I think you're gonna get to know some of the newer characters and get to know some of the older characters better, like, Beth, I think you get to know a little better."
Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha):
"You will see them building. You will see that and that's gonna be very refreshing to see. There's gonna be a lot of hope in that way. But you're gonna see new things. Thing are gonna shock you -- things that you never would've thought would come in this world, just when you thought you had this world figured out, it's not and it just throws you for a loop."
Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes):
"I think it could best be summed up in a question and the question is, 'Can we ever come back? Can we ever come back from the things that we've done, the brutality of the world? Can we return? Can we love again? Can we start a community again? Can we ever be the same people we once were?' And I think that that question is explored throughout all the characters."
Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee):
"I think fans can expect a beautiful season, a really beautiful season, really diving into certain people, diving into small moments, letting things breathe."
Danai Gurira (Michonne):
"There are tons of surprises. You're surprised reading it . You're like, 'Oh, oh OK. Wow.' So it's really gonna be thrilling 'cause it's thrilling to read. Just to read."
Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene):
"That's gonna be a huge theme of the season -- to what extent to we retain our humanity and what's your humanity worth if you're dead and what's the point in just getting by and just survive if you can't have love and you can't experience the peaks and the heights that are there to offer?"
Melissa Ponzio (Karen):
Season 4, she said, features "a lot of drama, a lot of unexpected things, a lot more focus on character," adding: "The threat is real. The threat is real."
Reporting by Jonathan Novak, correspondent for the nationally syndicated entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings). The series is produced by KABC Television near Los Angeles.
"The Walking Dead" season 4 premieres on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. ET. Watch a preview below.