In one of the most talked about season finales this year, The Walking Dead left fans with a lot to consider. Which one of our favorite characters gets whacked? The show is known for it’s season ending cliff hangers but this one was extreme.
In the season finale we get introduced to the character ‘Negan’ who has his own special brand of brutality. Norman Reedus recently talked with Entertainment Weekly Radio this week and gave his thoughts on the season 6 finale and where the show is headed now that Season 7 filming has begun.
How often do fans ask you who gets killed by Negan?
“Probably about a zillion times. Like, all the time. I don’t like spoilers, to be honest, I don’t want people to tell me the ending to the movie when we sit down in a movie theater. I don’t like them, so I don’t do them. I like the enthusiasm behind everyone wanting to know, but it’s a good feeling to have that enthusiasm, so let’s hold onto it.”
What do you think about the fans frustration over the S6 cliff hanger?
“They’re still talking about it. I’ve been making art for a long time and you want people to talk. Sometimes you make something just to get people to talk. The fact that people are still talking is a huge compliment to how that episode was executed and the acting in it and the writing of it. That’s a good thing. Talk sometimes its good. I know we all have phones and everything is instant gratification now. I get it. I like that too. I like the controversy, to be honest. For that many people to be that invested in that show and freaking out, I think it’s great.”
What can you tell us about the upcoming Season 7
“Trust me. I think probably the planet is going to explode. That’s my feeling. It’s so good. Every time we go on a promotional tour talking about what’s going to come, we all say ‘Oh my God, it’s amazing. I can’t wait for you to see it.’ But it continually surprises me how this show grows and is put together and the execution of it – no pun intended. It blows my mind. It just continually reaches a new plateau every single time, and this is the highest plateau we’ve ever been. So just wait. It’s worth the wait, trust me.”
Of course, Reedus is not getting nearly as much flak as exec-producer Scott M. Gimple and Robert Kirkman.
“Those poor guys,” laughs Reedus. “That’s another level of ‘What the f—?’ Those guys get hammered. Me, I can be like, ‘Oh, it’s great!’ I can kinda get away with it because I don’t write it and I don’t know everything that is going to happen, but those poor guys. They bust their ass to give you this entertainment and pour their hearts on the line and then they just get ‘What the f—, Scott Gimple? How could you do this to me!’”
source: EW Radio