Production on the third season of AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead started last month. There was a kick-off featurette, and now the network has released the first photograph from the upcoming season.
The picture shows Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), the leader of the small band of survivors, looking grizzled, pointing a gun at some off-screen threat. Rick is an anachronism. Even after the collapse of civilization he wears his sheriff’s uniform, lives by a strict moral code, and carries a six-shooter. Except in this pic. In this photo he’s swapped out his trademark revolver for something a little more high tech, complete with a silencer. I’m sure the change isn’t permanent, but the silencer is probably a smart move. After all, guns are loud, and noise has a tendency to draw unwanted attention from swarms of undead cannibals. Remember, it’s best to keep quiet when trying to avoid zombie attacks.