'The Walking Dead' season 7 news: Robert Kirkman apologizes for season 6 finale, promises awesome premiere

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The creator of the hit AMC series “The Walking Dead” recently apologized to fans about the final scene of the season 6 finale.

Season 6 of “The Walking Dead” ended with a cliffhanger that left many fans angry. Many have been anticipating the introduction of Negan, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, since season 5. The character was finally revealed in the finale, which also presented one of the most iconic scenes in the comic series.

The episode showed Rick Grimes, played Andrew Lincoln, and his group powerless as they knelt in front of Negan. The new villain then explained that since they killed many of his men, he would have to choose one of them to feel the wrath of Lucille, his barb wired baseball bat. However, the episode did not reveal who Negan had chosen, which frustrated many of the viewers.

With that, Robert Kirkman, the creator of “The Walking Dead” recently released a letter, explaining their decision to do the scene that way. He explained that their objective was to get people to talk about the show, not frustrate the fans or force them to watch the new season.

He said, “We did want you talk. And talk you are. The speculation, the frustration, the possibilities, the theories… honestly, in my mind… that stuff is FUN. I honestly feel like that’s something fun for the fans to do during the break. Was it Spencer? Could it have been Morgan? What about Carol? Did Negan kill Jesus?!”

Kirkman also apologized for angering many of the fans, stating that their plan somewhat backfired. With that, he promised that the season 7 premiere of “The Walking Dead” will make up for all the frustration.

He said, “For some of you, that effort backfired and you’re angry. And for that I’m sorry. The only thing I can PROMISE you is that the season 7 premiere is going to be awesome. And when viewed as a two-part episode (the same way EVERY SEASON of’ Star Trek: The Next Generation’ ended with the first half of a two-part episode that was a cliffhanger…), it’s going to be a pretty awesome ride.”

“The Walking Dead” season 7 is expected to air on AMC this October.