'The Walking Dead' season 7 news: Cast, show producer also don't know who Negan killed; showrunner teases bigger world


It has been a week since “The Walking Dead’s” season 6 cliffhanger. While fans may still be having nightmares trying o figure out who Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) killed using his barbed wire wrapped bat called Lucille, if it is any consolation, loyal followers of the show are not the only people on the edge of their seats.

It turns out that even the cast members of the hit post apocalyptic series also do not know whose perspective it was during the closing scenes of season 6. Chandler Riggs, who plays Carl Grimes, in the show took it to Twitter to share the agony of the show’s fans tweeting, “If it makes you feel any better i still don’t know who got killed and it’s been like 6 months since i read the script #whoisit.” This follows series lead Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) previous comments revealing that reading the script for the last episode made him sick.

In a recent interview with another show mainstay, Sonequa Martin Green with Den of Geek, she revealed that the possibility that one of the cast members will eventually be let go any time during the show is one of the few downsides of working in “The Walking Dead.”

“We always say that’s the worst part of the job. It’s the absolute worst part of the job. We get close quickly and we say all the time we’re a family, but we mean that. It’s not just a joke, it’s not just something we say in interviews because it sounds good,” Martin-Green said. The actress plays Sasha in the show, a former firefighter who struggles to accept the painful death of her brother and sister.

Apparently, it also looks like fans and cast members are not just the only one in the dark as one of the show’s producer also does know who Negan killed. In a report by Digital Spy, Gale Anne Hurd revealed that even she does not know whose perspective it was during the last moments of season 6.

“You’ll be out of your misery very soon in the new season – and I guess so will somebody else! I want to know what happens next too – believe me! Honestly, I do not know who it is,” Hurd said during an early screening of “The Walking Dead’s” spin-off “Fear the Walking Dead.”

Moving forward to season 7, showrunner Scott Gimple revealed to Entertainment Weekly that fans can expect a more diverse world when the next chapter opens, aside from also finding out who was the one chopped off from the show.

“We are going to have a wide variety of locale, of tone, of character. I’m very excited for all the different stories that will be told. And there will be a lot different stories told… There’s going to be probably the biggest variety of stories we’ve had yet…” Gimple said adding that while the show will start in a really dark tone, the rest of the season will balance it somehow.

“The Walking Dead” season 7 is expected to return this October.