'The Walking Dead': Gale Anne Hurd on why the virus is Season 4's villain

After facing a villain as blatantly evil as the Governor, "The Walking Dead" is making a big change of pace in Season 4. Only two episodes into this new season, it's clear that a fast-moving virus is the biggest and most dangerous threat the survivors at the Prison have to face -- at least until the Governor rears his head again. The scope of the threat the virus poses became clear in episode 2, "Infected." Anyone could be infected with the disease that was able to kill Patrick in less than a day, and since it's unclear who already caught the bug, people's worst selves have come forward to defend themselves. Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd says the virus and all of its consequences were concepts the folks behind "The Walking Dead" were eager to explore. "That's something that we hadn't examined before and I'm not sure if other sort of zombie subgenre have," she...



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