By Peter Lesser ( | First Posted: Jul 17, 2013 03:45 PM EDT

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The buzz is in the air. Everywhere you look there's rotting flesh and open wounds. "The Walking Dead" has established itself as a monster success. Only three seasons in and it's one of the most talked about and anticipated series of the year. People love zombies.

In celebration of the zombie series, Entertainment Weekly dedicated their most recent issue's cover story to "The Walking Dead." The main focus: more zombies. As executive producer Greg Nicotero claims in the article, "The first episode, we had days where there were 150 walkers."

Nicotero isn't the only one to hype up the zombies action set for season 5. Producer Gale Anne Hurd expressed similar sentiments last spring when she said, "We're going to amp up the threat of the walkers, because they've started to seem like a manageable threat. They are not a manageable threat." More new and improved zombies. What more could fans ask for?

Showrunner Scott M. Gimple also informed fans of a new threat from within the prison that will plague season 4. "The new threat is something you can't just stab in the face," he told Entertainment Weekly. You can't talk sense to it. You can't make a truce with it. It's beyond all that. It would be a threat in any world, but in this world it is much more terrifying."

For those of you worried that the amplified zombie action could take away from the inner workings, rest easy. Gimple promised the new season would cater to both. "As far as sweetness goes, as far as love goes, as far as emotional moments between the characters, it's a huge part of the season," he said. "Horror doesn't really mean anything if you don't really care about the characters."

"The Walking Dead" returns to AMC October 13.

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