'The Walking Dead' season 6 finale news: Showrunner Scott Gimple reveals 'TWD' aims to always be true to source material


A couple more days before “The Walking Dead” season 6 finale airs, and there is already a steady air of excitement and horror clouding the comic book-based TV series.

This weekend, fans will be treated to what would be the biggest season finale on all of TV history, at least according to series star Lauren Cohan who plays the pregnant Maggie. In Sunday’s episode, loyal followers will not only see the entrance of the story’s iconic villain, Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), but will also potentially say goodbye to one of the characters of the show.

As of late, numerous theories have been tossed around on who will be the next one to die. Shall showrunner, Scott Gimple follow Robert Kirkman’s comic book version, Glenn (Steven Yeun) will be killed by Negan using his barbed wire wrapped baseball bat. But in the episodes leading to the penultimate episode last week, it looks like everyone is in some sort of trouble.

“There is a responsibility whenever we make changes to the story, it’s always in service to tell the spirit of the story as true as we can and sometimes that requires total changes, sometimes some changes and sometimes playing things to the letter,” Gimple recently told The Hollywood Reporter.

Aside from Daryl being shot and the Saviors taking him, Glenn, Michonne and Rosita to meet Negan, Carol is also out of her comfort zone as a Savior patrol continues to hunt her. Breaking the team further aprat is Morgan’s decision to send Rick back as he tries to follow Carol on his own.

“It’s a whole jumble in our heads and we go through a lot of thinking about it. I’ve been thinking about it since season two. Whenever it happens, if it happens, I know people won’t like it, but hopefully for the right reasons,” Gimple added.

“The Walking Dead” will be airing an extended 90-minute long episode this coming Sunday, April 3, 9 P.M. on AMC.