The Walking Dead Spoilers: Gareth Not This Season’s Only Villain, Who Will Replace The Governor As Rick’s Top Adversary?

After a shocking season premiere, The Walking Dead appears to be setting up a new villain for Rick to face off against.

In a recent interview with EW, the show’s creator, Robert Kirkman revealed that Gareth might not be the group’s only thread this season.

“What you have on the surface could appear to be another Governor conflict with Gareth, who’s the guy who is in charge of Terminus and is definitely in conflict with Rick,” Kirkman said. “But the thing that excites me most about this show is that because these characters are growing and evolving and changing, Gareth is coming against a very different Rick Grimes than the Governor did. So the outcome is going to be quite different. The only hint that I’ll really give you is that there’s a lot of ground covered in our first 8 episodes, so I would say without a doubt that Gareth is far from the only threat, quite possibly far from the biggest threat, and there’s quite a bit on the horizon. I would just say more than any other season, we hit the ground running, and there’s quite a bit going on with all of these characters. I think people are going to be pretty happy to be along for the ride.”

The entire interview is available here