“The Walking Dead” ended its sixth season with the biggest cliffhanger the show has ever seen. Viewers have been wondering since April just who the unlucky victim of the show’s newest villain, Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), was. While the Season 7 trailer offered no hints, star Norman Reedus opened up to Entertainment Weekly and gave them a few details. From the sound of it, viewers will have no chance to catch their breath once the series starts up again in October.
Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon on the AMC series, told EW that Season 7 is a “brand new world” with a “complete change of power.”
“Our whole world has been turned upside down, and that group of people have been fighting to have their feet firmly on the ground and have some sort of direction to live in and some sort of code to live by and moral compass, and they thought they were doing it OK, you know?” he said.
Reedus continued, “It was hard, and they had to go through things all the time, but they were on a path, and now that path has been ripped from their feet, and things that they believe in are completely different now.”
The 47-year-old actor also said that filming the conclusion to the cliffhanger was “exhausting,” which is believable since the show reportedly went to great lengths to keep the identity of Negan’s victim a secret. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show filmed death scenes with all 11 cast members in order to ensure there would be no spoilers before the episode aired.
“The Walking Dead” returns Sunday, Oct. 23, at 9 p.m. ET.
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