Norman Reedus revealed that fans will not be disappointed when season 7 of the hit post-apocalyptic series “The Walking Dead” returns to the small screens.
Following the major cliffhanger of the season 6 finale where it was not shown who was killed by Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) bat Lucille, the actor who portrays Daryl Dixon in the drama echoed executive producers Scott Gimple and Robert Kirkman’s promise that viewers will have a satisfying follow-up.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly while promoting his new unscripted motorbike-based show “Ride with Norman Reedus,” the 47-year-old star stated, “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.'”
He added that as he is currently back on set for the productions, “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.”
He also addressed the backlash received from fans when the victim’s identity was not revealed right away, saying that the fuss is a very good thing as it shows people are invested in the narrative and freaking out for the fate of their favourite characters.
“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. I like the controversy, to be honest,” he elaborated.
In a related note, Reeds recently participated in NBC’s annual Red Nose Day that raises money and awareness for underprivileged children. He starred alongside fellow cast member Andrew Lincoln who plays Rick Grimes. Instead of the usual bloody drama and horror, the two were involved in a comedy sketch portraying their respective characters.
Season 7 of “The Walking Dead” is slated to air sometime in October on AMC.