'The Walking Dead' Season 5 to Feature a More Ruthless Rick

"The Walking Dead" season 5 episode 1 will feature a more ruthless Rick Grimes.

Robert Kirkman, the writer of the comic book the show is based on, commented on a new Rick shortly before the premiere of this year's season finale.

"This Rick Grimes being pushed to his absolute limit. And if you think you've seen that before, you haven't. And the Rick Grimes that comes out of this is really going to shock people," he said.

Season 4 ended with Rick telling the rest of his crew who he was reunited with when they all were captured in the so-called sanctuary Terminus that those who did this to them were "screwing with the wrong people."

He also performed some other graphic acts earlier in the episode to protect his family from a band of killers and rapists.

"The Walking Dead" season 4 Netflix release date will most likely be in the fall of 2014 as it will probably be available right before season 5 debuts.

Fans are scouring the net wanting to know when AMC will let them watch again via the online streaming service. The network basically has to hold out in order to allow for their Blu-ray and DVD versions to sell. If Netflix had it up, less people would be inclined to purchase a physical copy.

Season 4 ended on somewhat of a high note after a slew of episodes focused on character building aired during the second half. The first half of season 4 completed the Governor story arc, which began in the beginning of season 3.

Various AMC shows appear on Netflix right before the new season is about to air including "Breaking Bad" and "Mad Men." The sixth season of "Mad Men" is now available on the streaming service as the final season will begin in just a few weeks.