'The Walking Dead' season 6 news: Execs talk about the future of the show


Great news for “The Walking Dead” fans out there, only a little over a month and AMC’s hit horror drama will be back on the airwaves. The remaining episodes of this season will be focusing on the introduction of villain extraordinaire, Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and how Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and the rest of his squad will be faring against him. Negan will be bringing his own legion of followers who will be called “The Saviors.”

However, Negan and “The Saviors” are just the tip of the iceberg who the main leads will have to square off with. According to a report by Cinema Blend, executive producer of the show, Scott Gimple, teased that the threat does not end with the new characters. He even shared that the scariest people will be within the group. This not only makes the situation more complicated as the group will not face both internal and external conflicts in order to survive.

Furthermore, Gimple also hinted at a heartbreaking death by the end of the season. Fans who have read the comic books know that the Steven Yeun’s Glenn is nearing his end as he will eventually be killed off by Negan.

Meanwhile, AMC head honchos, Charlie Collier and Joel Stillerman recently sat down with Vulture to share the plans of the network post- “Mad Men” era. One of the topics asked is the future of “The Walking Dead” given that the show’s next season will match up “Mad Men’s” run as the longest one in their lineup. Inevitably, the show will come to an end, but both Collier and Stillerman are adamant in saying that as of now they do not have any active meetings on how the show will say goodbye. Instead, they are more focused on keeping the show fresh and interesting to their followers.

“I will tell you we are not actively talking about the end of ‘The Walking Dead.’ We’re talking about how to keep this No. 1 show on television feeling as fresh as it does in season six,” Collier said.

“The Walking Dead” will air brand new episodes on Feb. 14 on AMC.