The Walking Dead will return to AMC on Sunday 13 October at 9 p.m. - the shows crew and cast revealed to a packed out Hall H at this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con International. The show's panel was one of the most popular throughout the whole weekend and with a host of treats lined up for fans, including the official release date of the much-anticipated four season, it also proved to be one of the most enjoyable panels of the weekend too.

Walking Dead
The stars revealed more in San Diego than they did at the New York Comic Con

New showrunner Scott M. Gimple made his debut appearance with the rest of the Walking Dead crew on the panel, which included the comic book series creator Robert Kirkman, executive producers Gale Anne Hurd and Sarah Wayne Callies as well as stars Andrew Lincoln, Lennie James, David Morrissey, Norman Reedus and more. Whilst there, the panel discussed the divisive season three, the complexities of their characters and where the next season might be heading, but made sure not to give away too much information about the zombie drama's next steps.

Gimple warned fans not to get too comfortable with certain cast members (The Governor in particular) and walkers as he promised a season four that will be filled with unexpected twists and turns that even the most devoted comic book fans wont see coming. His threats were backed up by the stars too, with each cast-member admitting that following the events of season three, none of the character are quite the same and probably wont be again - for better and for worse.

Andrew Lincoln
Lincoln promised a change in the dynamic of his character

Fans were also treated to the first glimpse of the zombie apocalypse drama's fourth season with a never-before seen trailer for the new season (which you can see below, or alternatively youcan click here to see previews).

The Walking Dead will return to AMC on Sunday 13 October, with the second half of the season returning to AMC in February 2014.