With San Diego Comic-Con fast approaching, Walking Dead fans are eagerly anticipating all the snippets of new information about to arrive in relation to the upcoming Season 6 of AMC’s The Walking Dead. However, Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon in The Walking Dead, took some time out to discuss Season 6 before things got wild at Comic-Con.
He told Nerdist that Season 6 will see many characters still in turmoil after the finale of Season 5. Norman likens Alexandria and Rick’s gang as being wild animals that have been caged and are now biting out at each other.
“There’s a lot of people biting at each other. Daryl’s one of those people. He’s a very quiet person, and if he snaps he really snaps. So he’s kind of hanging by a thread as far as what he thinks of these people around him right now.”
Reedus also informs us that Season 6 of The Walking Dead will be “particularly complicated.” He explains that the storylines within Season 6 will be interwoven with past and future events. Could he be hinting at a possible crossover between The Walking Dead and its new companion series, Fear The Walking Dead, that will premier in August on AMC? Potentially, but, more likely, events that happen early on in Season 6 will mean more further on down the track.
“[Executive producer] Scott [Gimple]’s so good at planning for the future and taking little things and making them mean big things later. And you go, ‘Oh, that’s what that means…'”
There will also be “lots of action and lots of drama and lots of sadness” in Season 6, something Walking Dead fans are already accustomed to. However, Scott Gimple suggests Season 6 of The Walking Dead will entertain some back story that was not referenced in the original Walking Dead source material, the comic books. Gimple recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly and pointed out that Season 6 of The Walking Dead will start with a build up in the first eight episodes that will link directly with events from the comic books, explaining that more of the back story for this will be explored than it ever was in the comics.
“I think there’s a way that Robert [Kirkman] did some of the story that we’re reaching that had a real past to it, where people are referring to some things in the past in the comic. And we’re able to portray some of that backstory in some ways that you didn’t get to see in the comic.”
AMC’s panel for The Walking Dead will be held on Friday, July 10 at the San Diego Comic-Con. You can find out all the details here.
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