The Walking Dead Season 7 will not premiere until fall 2016. However, fans have been busy talking about the zombie series ever since the Season 6 finale aired. What can viewers expect when Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon, and the other TWD characters return? Even though spoilers are not as plentiful as the past, Norman Reedus did give a hint that it will be emotional.
Warning: Possible spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 7 are ahead.
The Season 6 finale of TWD concluded with fans wondering who Negan killed. There are plenty of theories, but the truth is that nobody will know until The Walking Dead Season 7 premieres. What viewers do know is that things are going to get interesting with Negan.
In an interview, Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead, teased fans might not be adequately prepared. It sounds like viewers will get upset, which makes it seem like some fan-favorite characters might die. Deaths on a zombie apocalypse show are a given, but everyone has certain characters that they have a connection with. When those characters die, it can be difficult.
“It will definitely be emotional,” Reedus told Entertainment Tonight regarding Season 7 of TWD. “Things will be broken in their homes.”
Reedus also implied that character deaths are not just hard on fans, but on the actors as well. Season 7 of The Walking Dead will be no exception.
“It’s mind-blowing,” Norman said about character deaths in The Walking Dead. “The thing about the show is it’s so personal to us. There’s death of friends and death of each other, and it’s kind of hard to talk about, you know?”
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, if the show follows the comics, don’t expect Negan to die, at least not for a while. In The Walking Dead comic books, Negan is defeated, but is not killed. Despite being behind bars, Negan wants get out just to taunt Rick. However, before the battle even begins, Rick and the others are going to have a difficult time dealing with Negan and the Saviors.
Even though Negan seems to have the upper hand, Rick’s group will not be battling Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s character alone. In the comic books, the Hilltop Colony and The Kingdom join forces with Alexandria to win the battle. Unfortunately, the war will have plenty of casualties. As with every other villain in The Walking Dead, expect some favorite characters to die.
Recently, the cast and crew have been talking about Season 7 of TWD. Creator Robert Kirkman is excited for fans to see it and believes they will be satisfied with the outcome. In a Reddit AMA, Kirkman stated that viewers will understand why the Season 6 finale ended the way it did. In Season 7, fans will get to see both halves of the story. He also had something to say to those who claim the Season 6 cliffhanger will result in them not watching the show anymore.
“… if the people that [sic] are unhappy get around to watching Season 7, they’ll probably like it,” Robert Kirkman told Uproxx. “We’ve been at this for six years, and I’d hate for somebody who’s invested six years of a show to suddenly throw their hands up and go, ‘Well, that moment was not to my liking. I’m not going to watch the show anymore.’ That would be unfortunate, but it is going to happen.”
What do you think of what Norman Reedus had to say about Season 7 of The Walking Dead? Do you believe the zombie apocalypse series is going to be that emotional? Who do you think will die when TWD returns?
AMC will premiere Season 7 of The Walking Dead in fall 2016.
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