Walking Dead set pics tease a major change for our dear leaderS

We've been waiting for Walking Dead to drop on the hatchet on one character's future for a LONG time. And a recent batch of season 4 set pics seems to imply a disaster waiting one particular character. Check it out, and SPOILERS!

We've been begging Walking Dead to unleash hell on the ragtag band of survivors, and now it looks like that might be happening. A Walking Dead fan’s Twitter has a collection of new season 4 photos that may show a long-awaited Rick injury.

Walking Dead set pics tease a major change for our dear leaderS

As you can see, Rick's hand is bandaged and in one scene it looks like he may have even lost a few digits. But not the whole hand. In the comic, The Governor takes Rick's right hand just because he can. It's gruesome and life-changing in this apocalyptic future. But so far on the series, Rick has kept his precious appendage.

Walking Dead set pics tease a major change for our dear leaderS

Walking Dead set pics tease a major change for our dear leaderS

Again, it doesn't look gone, but it does look damaged, and that's the same hand from the comics. Come on, maiming! I mean, hell, Game of Thrones wasn't afraid to spill a little blood from its characters, it's time to PICK IT UP, WD.

On the other hand, showrunner and comic creator Robert Kirkman has always been pretty vocal about keeping Rick's hand in the TV series (as told to The Stir):

One thing I'm adamant about is I don't think that we should cut Rick's hand off [on television]. When I'm writing a comic book, I don't think about what I'm doing. I go, 'Oh, it'd be pretty cool if they cut his hand off right now. That'd be pretty shocking, right?'. Then I do it, and five issues later, I write 'Rick opens a can of beans' and then I look at the script and think 'He can't do that now'. I didn't even think that through.

Then again, that was before showrunners started dropping on this series like flies, so you never know. A new brain might have a new idea on how to handle maiming Rick.

[Via Walking Dead Enthusiasts]