The world of The Walking Dead will change as we know it, come mid-February, as Rick and company take their first steps into a larger world, at least after a bit of house-cleaning. That expansion comes with a price, however, as series creator Robert Kirkman previews the “atomic bomb” that new series big bad Negan brings to the table, along with his “Savior” followers.
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We left The Walking Dead in 2015 with way more questions than answers, not to mention some major peril, and it looks like the body parts will fly when Season 6 picks up again on February 14. Our first photos and poster heavily hint at some major comic trauma, while intel from Robert Kirkman puts plenty more threats waiting in the wings.
Just when you thought the back half of The Walking Dead Season 6 would bring enough zombies our way, Fear will strike again in April. AMC has officially set a Season 2 premiere for the prequel zombie thriller, splitting its extended episode order, and granting its own Talking Dead to boot. Technically … Fear the Talking Dead?
As The Walking Dead gears up for the back half of its sixth season and some major comic milestones, with years of issues untapped for source material, there isn’t much consideration of an end in sight. That said, AMC’s longest series only lasted seven seasons, so how long do network bosses really see it going? Might Fear, or another spinoff ever take the reigns?
The Walking Dead has had it tougher and tougher to keep spoilers under wraps, between one death fake-out immediately undercut by set photos, and character descriptions barely concealing their comic counterparts. So too has Xander Berkeley’s mysterious Season 6 villain been unveiled, as exactly the figure comic readers assumed.
We’ve had a few weeks to put the missteps of The Walking Dead Season 6 behind us, especially as midseason finale “Start to Finish” left us in the lurch of a bloody cliffhanger. Now, the first footage of February’s 2016 premiere has arrived in a new trailer, and things aren’t looking good for anyone, in or out of Alexandria.
The Walking Dead may pack conventions just as well as the world of Westeros, but there’s no denying Game of Thrones as the biggest show in the world right now. Case in point, HBO’s epic adaptation has snagged a fourth year as TV’s most pirated series, while newcomers like Supergirl also eke their way onto the list.
Walking Dead fans have likely heard some of the development struggles it took getting AMC’s horror powerhouse off the ground, including an NBC that didn’t want zombies, but it seems the series very nearly looked quite different. Original showrunner Frank Darabont actually wanted ex-Punisher Thomas Jane for the role of Rick Grimes, before Andrew Lincoln came along.
There’s no arguing that The Walking Dead owes us a death or two when Season 6 returns for its latter half, but one wonders who, if any from the main cast will suffer an ignominious end. The comics point one way, but might a noticeable haircut for one series star spell an ominous fate ahead?
Telltale Games’ Walking Dead adaptations have more often told stories within the comic realm adjacent to the characters we know, though fan-favorite Michonne will finally get the new spotlight in a new series, and with a familiar voice at that. Orange is the New Black breakout Samira Wiley will lend her voice to the katana-wielding zombie killer, as Telltale sets a new Walking Dead game for February.