According to “USA Today,” the highly anticipated television show, “The Walking Dead,” season premiere is slated to air on October 23, 2016, on the American Movie Classics Channel (AMC). For now, fans of the show will have to be placated by the Season 7 trailer, released on July 22.
Fans are eager to know who Negan, played by Jeffery Dean Morgan, killed with his deadly barbed wire bat, he named Lucille, in the Season 6 finale. According to the “The Hollywood Reporter,” Morgan is enjoying his role on “The Walking Dead.” He came out to the Comic-Con stage, hosted in San Diego, yielding his ever trusty barbed wire bat and stood over the cast members, one-by-one, as he asked, “Are we pi**ing our pants yet?”
Some of the Possibilities of the 11 Who May Have Died
- Rick – played by Andrew Lincoln
- Daryl – played by Norman Reedus
- Glenn – played by Steven Yeun
- Maggie – played by Lauren Cohan
- Michonne – played by Danai Gurira
- Carl – played by Chandler Riggs
- Sasha – played by Sonequa Martin-Green
- Rosita – played by Christian Serratos
- Eugene – played by Josh McDermitt
Lincoln acknowledges the season premiere is pretty crappy because it reveals who fell victim to Negan. He went on to say that he feels that the show is headed toward the biggest showdown since “Terminus.”
The Season 7 trailer, which debuted at the San Diego Comic-Con, did little to give rest to that issue. Instead, there are flashbacks from moments of each character and Negan, looming over everyone deciding on who to kill. It also gives slivers of scenes of Tara and Heath hunting zombies, as well as Carol and Morgan following guys wearing makeshift armor into the Kingdom. It did also officially gives a glimpse into The Kingdom and introduces the deadlocked King Ezekiel, played by Khary Payton, along with his tiger Shiva.
Scott M. Gimple, one of the show’s executive producers, said that “The Walking Dead” will also follow what happens with those who are not under Negan’s control, including Heath, Carol, Tara, and Morgan. Another executive producer, Gale Ann Hurd, is promising a growing world in the show. She also says they are going to find more people who have not been introduced yet, who will be either friend or foe.
Robert Kirkman, one of the show’s executive producers, assured the Comic-Con fans that the frustration of the Season 6 cliffhanger will soon come to an end but the wait will totally be worth it. Greg Nicotero, the director of the season premiere, said that the episode was exceptionally intense and effected him in a way he did not anticipate, due to Rick’s loss of control.
According to “USA Today,” the San Diego Comic-Con also hosted the gang from the spinoff series, “Fear the Walking Dead.” The spin-off is slated to return, for the second half of Season 2, on August 21. The crew will begin the second half of the season, south of the border, in Mexico.
The new trailer for the spin-off show was released on July 22. In the second half, the crew is separated and on their own. Producer Dave Erickson told the audience during the Fear panel at Comic-Con, which was the largest to date, that there is going to be more violent and intense drama than ever seen before.
By Tracy Blake
Edited by Jeanette Smith
The Hollywood Reporter: Comic-Con: ‘The Walking Dead’ Cast Tells All (Except Who Met Lucille)
Film: ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7 Trailer Reveals Ezekiel and The Kingdom [Comic-Con 2016]
USA Today: ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7 trailer is here
TV Guide: Fear the Walking Dead: New Trailer Shows Zombie Apocalypse In Full Effect
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