AMC has just released the first official photo from The Walking Dead Season 4 and we have it for you to check out. The 16-episode fourth season is once again filming in Georgia and will follow up on the events from last season’s finale. The first episode will premiere in October.

As previously reported, Glen Mazzara stepped down as the showrunner of The Walking Dead and Scott M. Gimple has been promoted to showrunner and executive producer for Season 4. Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse were also promoted to executive producers this season.

For those that missed the recent Season 4 casting news, Lawrence Gilliard Jr. has joined the cast as a series regular and will be playing Bob Stookey, a character from the comic book series. Chad Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green, and Emily Kinney have been promoted to “series regular” status. While it means that they will be featured prominently in Season 4, the “series regular” status does not mean that they cannot be killed. It has also been confirmed that David Morrissey signed on for Season 4 as a series regular. Previously, he had only committed to a single season of The Walking Dead.

The new season should be filming for most of the year and we’ll be sure to provide readers with new information as it comes in. As long as they are sticking to their promotional plans from previous seasons, we should have a trailer, photos, and a full set of cast/crew interviews at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con in July. Catch up on our recent coverage by visiting the following links:

Source: Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC