The Walking Dead might not be coming back to AMC until Oct. 14, but we’ll be seeing our favorite zombie drama a couple of weeks before then. A series of webisodes called Cold Storage will be released online starting Oct. 1, and will feature Lost alum Daniel Roebeck (best known for playing the ill-fated Dr. Leslie Arzt).
USA Today has the news, saying The Walking Dead co-executive producer/director/special effects producer Greg Nicotero will helm the episodes. There will be four five-minute mini-episodes that will feature a new cast of other survivors of the zombie apocalypse.
Here’s the brief plot description that AMC gave the newspaper: “Cold Storage tells the story of a young man, Chase (played by Josh Stewart), trying to reach his sister in the early days of the zombie apocalypse. He finds temporary shelter in a storage facility run by a former employee named B.J. (Roebuck); however, things are not what they appear.”
That should be enough to tide us over until The Walking Dead returns two weeks later. Season 3 follows Rick and the other survivors as they come across the West Georgia Correctional Facility — aka the Prison — and hope that it can be the safe haven from the undead that they’ve been hoping for. But things aren’t as they appear, as it turns out that a greater threat looms in the form of the leader of the nearby town of Woodbury, The Governor.
The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Chandler Riggs, Steve Yeun, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, IronE Singleton, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney and Danai Gurira.