The 3rd season of the brilliant AMC series The Walking Dead is mere weeks away from making it’s debut on TV and this week Entertainment Weekly is doing everything they can to get us HYPED for the show’s return. The Walking Dead is featured on the cover of this week’s issue of EW magazine … in fact, the show is featured on 4 different covers of EW mag. Click below to get your first look at the collectible Walking Dead covers available this week and get a sneak peek at the magazine’s feature coverstory.
If the sound you heard during the two first seasons of The Walking Dead was the persistent moaning of a hungry herd of flesh-eating ghouls, season 3 will bring an entirely new sound: the sound of two worlds colliding. That’s because Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Co. will face a brand new threat when the AMC drama returns on Oct. 14 — and that threat is very much human. While Rick and the gang are busy clearing out a prison in the hopes of transforming it into a protective fortress, not so far away is the town of Woodbury, Ga., and it’s self-appointed leader, the Governor (David Morrissey). Think these two communities can peacefully coexist in a post-apocalyptic world where safe havens and supplies are scarce? Think again. “This season really is about setting up these two worlds and watching them come to a head and collide,” says exec producer Robert Kirkman. “And you know that there are going to be some pretty explosive encounters between Rick and the Governor. This season is going to be about getting to know these two characters, and then waiting for their eventual confrontation that could destroy everything.”
I love these covers and I really LOVE The Walking Dead. What most impresses me about the series is how human it is. I’m sure we like to think that if a zombie apocalypse were really to occur, we humans would band together for the common good in order to save humanity from being eradicated by zombies. The truth of the matter is, we would NOT band together. Like the forthcoming 3rd season of The Walking Dead will show, we would not only fight against the zombies but we would selfishly fight amongst ourselves for survival. In all honesty, there are many things that drive me crazy about the show … but I love it far too much to be swayed by small inconsistencies. I welcome the return of The Walking Dead this Fall. Bring on the zombies!