WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD
“Walking Dead” fans were teased in late June about some horrors to expect in the season four premiere … but no one was expecting this. The latest scoop on episode one, “30 Days Without An Accident,” is that it will include a zombie baby.
Yep, you heard that right! Viewers have seen small children zombies on the hit AMC series, and now we’ll also get infant babies. Executive producer Greg Nicotero revealed to TV Guide that “there’s a little hint of [a zombie baby] in the premiere.”
Nicotero, who is also the special FX makeup designer for the show, continued that fans almost got some zombie baby action in season three. Remember when Daryl and Maggie went into the day-care center to look for baby formula for Judith? Some fans may have been expecting a zombie toddler to jump out, but the show ultimately decided against it.
Whether or not the zombie baby in question will be Rick’s daughter, Judith, is still a mystery. So far Judith has been kept safe, with her mother, Lori, sacrificing her own life to keep her alive. However, in the comics Judith meets an unfortunate fate. Lori survives giving birth in the graphic novels, but doesn’t get too far with Judith. While fleeing the prison during an attack from the Woodbury Army, Lori is fatally shot, and it is believed that Judith died instantly after Lori fell on her.
The only other scoop that TV Guide received on the zombie baby comes from executive producer Robert Kirkman, who explained that “it’ll be something different from the baby who was seen in [2004’s] ‘Dawn Of The Dead’ Remake, which was horrific and done so well.”
“The Walking Dead” returns to AMC on Sunday, Oct. 13. What are your thoughts on the zombie baby? Let us know in the comments section.
Amanda Remling studied journalism at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
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