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'Walking Dead' Producers Offer First Details of Season 4 (Video)

New showrunner Scott Gimple will pen the first episode, which will be directed by Greg Nicotero.

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AMC's The Walking Dead won't wait long to offer viewers a feel for what to expect under new showrunner Scott Gimple.

In a new video offering the first glimpse at the zombie drama's new season, producers reveal that the first episode back will be penned by Gimple. The writer-producer's writing credits on the series include two of its most well-received episodes to date -- the "Clear" hour that featured Morgan's return as well as the season-two installment "Pretty Much Dead Already" where poor zombie Sophia comes out of the barn.

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Gimple marks Walking Dead's third showrunner. He replaces Glen Mazzara, who followed Frank Darabont at the helm of the record-breaking series.

Additionally, Emmy-winning VFX guru Greg Nicotero will again step behind the camera to direct the season-four premiere, which he describes as "bigger than any script I've ever done before."

"[There's] new people coming in, some great character turns, great twists that will delight the fans," Nicotero adds.

Check out the first-look video to get a feel for what the series, based on Robert Kirkman's graphic novels, has in store. The Walking Dead returns in October.

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