When it comes to TV’s most popular shows like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, the big news these days is not only the spoilers, but the production teams and writers trying to figure out how to stop the spoilers. Well, The Walking Dead has found a way to thwart the most persistent spoiler hunters that lurk around the sets during filming, snapping photos of who is and isn’t on set. With Walking Dead fans in a frenzy over last season’s finale and the big question of who was killed by Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), the crew simply filmed death scenes for every single one of his 11 potential victims.
Ever since the season finale when Negan was playing eeney-meeney-miney-moe through Rick’s group, talk show hosts and media outlets have bombarded the cast of The Walking Dead with questions about who died. Each of the cast members has said that they don’t know who actually died, except Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon. Does he really know, or is he simply playing mind games with the fans?
“So that means, maybe for the Blu-ray release, you can see Rick, Carl, Michonne, Glenn, Maggie, Abraham, Sasha, Daryl, Eugene, Aaron, and Rosita each bite the dust, though only one of them will be the real thing.”
Hey, 10 heads being splattered open for your gory delight would be the perfect accompaniment to pizza night.
Of course, the Nerdist also noted that their ploy to combat those snooping around the set means wasting time and film for the 10 actors who didn’t get killed. Perhaps they should think of it as just a really cool acting class, and given the way The Walking Dead is going, it’s simply a rehearsal for their own eventual death scene that’s inevitable before the show wraps its final season.
“I will be passing out matches if that happens — I will be starting the riot. You know what, I’m very appreciative. I put a lot of work into this character for a long time, and I really like my job, and I like all the people I work with an awful lot, and I like all those fans that have my back, and I have their back, and I’m trying to do a good job for them as well. So it’s one big family that I’m proud to be part of.”
As for those Walking Dead fans hell-bent on spoilers, some have even been resorting to using drones to try to capture what’s going on on set. Seriously, people? One can only imagine what your parents had to go through trying to keep Christmas presents secret.
It’s also worth noting that according to the Hollywood Reporter article, it may very well be that either the producers and director have changed their mind about who they want to kill off, or they haven’t even picked yet, as they claim their sources are telling them that the choice of who actually dies won’t be made until after reviewing the footage of each death. Imagine how that feels for the actors on The Walking Dead if they really have no idea if they’re about to be sent packing on a permanent vacation.
And you Walking Dead fans think not knowing is killing you.
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