The Walking Dead wrapped up the first half of the sixth season this past Sunday night. AMC released a Prologue to the Next Chapter of The Walking Dead, which featured Daryl, Sasha, and Abraham’s first encounter with Negan’s crew.
The Walking Dead showrunner Scott Gimple spoke with Deadline about the focus for the second half of the season.
“I will say that we are going to see much more Daryl Dixon next half-season. (…) I was trying to push myself to take it in a new direction, maybe not permanently but for these next eight episodes I wanted to do something different and you’re going to see something different,” said Gimple.
The rumors of Glenn or Daryl’s death at the hands of Negan are marching towards a supernova explosion, Gimple addressed fans speculation.
“It wasn’t specific to play against that expectation, but I will say that last year’s midseason finale and Episode 15 of Season 5 were very much episodes that closed the stories. We wanted to do something different this year; we wanted to play with that general expectation and that it’s not always going to be the same thing as the comic or previous seasons. (…)I will add that we’ve done things from the comics to the letter and we’ve done things from the comics very very differently. I think that’s probably the guiding principle that fans should have when they think about Negan,” said Gimple.
The Walking Dead returns to AMC on February 14, 2016.
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