The Walking Dead Season 7 begins filming in just a few days. Even though the season premiere is several months away, there is some information on what TWD fans can expect. To get through the loneliness and frustration during the long break, we have compiled everything that is known so far about Season 7 of The Walking Dead.
There has not been an announcement on when the Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead will air on AMC. In the past, it has generally been in the first or second week of October. This is just a guess, but there is no reason to believe that TWD Season 7 will premiere later than mid-October in 2016.
The Walking Dead Season 7 Filming Details
According to The Spoiling Dead Fans, TWD begins filming on May 2. However, it was noted that those in the area may notice traffic sooner.
TWD Casting Updates
Variety participated in a media conference call with Scott M. Gimple. The magazine reported that the showrunner said Heath (Corey Hawkins) will be seen again. As some viewers know, the actor was cast in FOX’s 24 reboot. A lot of TV stars have multiple gigs, while others only have one filming job at a time. There are a lot of factors that determine the best solution, but the biggest one has to do with scheduling.
“It’s a problem,” Gimple admitted in the conference call regarding Corey Hawkins’ starring role on the 24 reboot, “but thematically with the character luckily I had been thinking about this possibility for awhile, and really just trying to find several different ways to get to where I wanted to get with the character [even] if we don’t get there on the exact schedule that we hoped to.”
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, a casting call for The Walking Dead was sent out. The TV show was reportedly searching for an actor to play the part of “Augustus.” Based on the description of the TWD casting call, Augustus sounds a lot like Ezekiel from The Walking Dead comic books.
It was also revealed on Instagram that Ezekiel’s pet tiger, Shiva, will be in the television series. The Walking Dead Season 7 spoiler was posted on National Pet Day. A short time later, the Instagram post was deleted and a new one was put up that included less information.
Theme & General Information About Season 7
Each season of The Walking Dead tends to have a theme and the first half of Season 7 is no exception. The Season 6 finale ended with a cliffhanger. The identity of the TWD character who was annihilated by Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) barbed wire baseball bat won’t be known until the Season 7 premiere. Even though TWD fans should expect a lot of darkness, the entire season won’t be competely negative.
“In the next half season, the world is going to open up even more,” Gimple said of what to expect in Season 7 of The Walking Dead, according to IGN. “We are going to have a wide variety of locales and a wide variety of tone, of character. I’m very excited for all the different stories that are going to be told, and I can say without spoiling anything that things are going to start off very, very, very dark, because everybody knows where we’re starting, but that won’t be the whole season. It’s not going to be darkness upon darkness upon darkness. I’m very excited for all the individual characters’ journeys — except for the way we start, which will be awful.”
The showrunner also teased that The Walking Dead characters are going to have to start over. But, how will they do that when brutally confronted with a world they didn’t know existed? It was also hinted that some characters may change in the next season because of what happens.
“All of these characters, even characters that weren’t in that lineup, are in a position where they will learn the world isn’t what they thought it was,” The Walking Dead showrunner said regarding the impact of Negan’s actions. “For some of these characters, that won’t be wholly negative, but it will challenge them in terms of how they want to move forward and who they want to be.”
The Hilltop Colony
The residents of Alexandria are in trouble, so expect to see The Walking Dead characters spend some time at the Hilltop Colony in Season 7. In the comic books, Ezekiel and The Kingdom temporarily relocated to Alexandria until the battle with Negan was over. It will be interesting to see who goes where, why that decision is made, and for how long when The Walking Dead returns to AMC.
What About Negan?
Some believe that the Negan and Carl Grimes’ story from the comic books could make it to the TV screen. This has not been confirmed, but it is a real possibility. With that being said, don’t expect that the storyline will be exactly the same. There will be some “remixing,” and another character besides Carl (Chandler Riggs) could end up being part of that specific storyline.
Speaking of Negan, there are a few details about the villain in Season 7. It turns out that brutally punishing someone in Rick Grimes’ group is not the only thing to expect from the character.
“I can say from the little bit that I do know about the upcoming season, there will be lots and lots of tears shed,” Seth Gilliam told TooFab regarding Negan’s storyline. “I think there will be a good deal of shock, a lot of heartbreak and what I can say is that Negan is far from done.”
What Does Carol Peletier Want?
The last few episodes of The Walking Dead showed Carol (Melissa McBride) having a tough time dealing with her actions. Even though killing is part of the new world, Morgan’s (Lennie James) made some statements that got Carol thinking. As for what happens with Carol in TWD next season, Gimple would only say that she wants to be alone. However, will she get her wish? Or will the character be forced (or compelled) to get involved now that Negan has arrived?
Maggie Green: Pregnant, Miscarriage Or Mystery Illness?
In the season finale of The Walking Dead, Maggie (Lauren Cohan) was sick and in pain. Many assumed she was having a miscarriage or was having a tough time dealing with “pregnancy pains.” However, could there be something else going on? Movie Pilot suggested that Maggie Greene may have an illness. Did Enid (Katelyn Nacon) poison the pickles? Is Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Maggie’s unborn child a “zombie fetus?” Is it Maggie’s appendix, gallbladder or something else?
What do you think is going to happen when TWD returns in Fall 2016? Do you have any Season 7 predictions?
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