‘The Walking Dead’ Season 6 Will Be “The Most Intense Season So Far”

By October 8, 2015

There has been a lot of hype surrounding the upcoming sixth season of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Fans have been rabidly speculating over the past few months about which characters might bite the dust this season, and which characters both from the comics and original creations might be making their way to the small screen by the time season six ends.

With the reintroduction of Morgan at the end of last season and the character promising to play a major role in the upcoming episodes, it’s seemed more difficult than usual to predict or theorize about what might happen this Sunday night. New zombies have already been promised to appear, who will likely cause more complications for our heroes, and possibly our villains too, but it’s always the human threats who become the most interesting aspect of each individual seasons. With only a few days left until the premiere though, it’ll only be a matter of time until fans finally get to see what the creative team have been working on for the past few months.

While recently promoting the new season at this year’s New York Comic-Con (H/T Variety), creator Robert Kirkman teased the upcoming season to fans, promising that the show will continue to up the intensity in the coming episodes:

“This is going to be the most intense season of ‘The Walking Dead’ yet. The first few episodes hit the ground running, and there’ll be pretty big cliffhangers at the end of every episode.”

The creator continued to remain somewhat playful about the possibility of the characters running into other human settlements anytime soon, but when asked about whether or not the character, Negan, from the comics would be introduced this season – Kirkman became more than cagey about the possibility:

“I think it’d be cool for Negan to be introduced into the show, I don’t know when that’ll happen. I mean, I do, but I can’t tell you.”

However, it sounds like this season will be a big one for a number of characters, both new and familiar. Kirkman teased that Maggie (Lauren Cohan) in specific, will have a very large and important arc this season, as her character grows more assertive and authoritative:

“Maggie’s character is evolving like all the others; she’s become very assertive, she’s someone Deanna is working with very closely. She’s certainly bridging the gap between the Alexandrians and Rick’s group. There’s a lot of cool stuff with Maggie coming.”

There have been a lot of pretty prominent rumors regarding the show’s upcoming sixth season, and they all seem to point towards Negan being introduced. Part of it could be fans hoping (or equally not hoping) that the character will finally transfer over from the comics, and Kirkman seemed to confirm that Negan will come at some point, but not much is known about how, when, or where his character could slip into the story.

For those who haven’t read the comics, I won’t spoil too much about Negan’s arc in the series or what he does, but I think it’s safe to say that when he does come, whenever that is, everyone watching better be prepared for a lot to change. It seems like season 6 is going to be bringing a lot of arcs to an end, or paying off some threads made in earlier seasons (starting with the re-introduction of Morgan’s character), with Maggie’s character starting to come into her own more and more too – it’ll be interesting to see how the group’s dynamic continues to evolve and grow.

Season 6 of The Walking Dead is set to debut this Sunday on AMC.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

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