The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere Death Will Probably Make People Kick Their TVs, Norman Reedus Warns
You may need a new TV after The Walking Dead returns for season seven, according to Norman Reedus.
Viewers will remember season six of the AMC drama ended on a cliffhanger with Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) violently killing…somebody. Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Michonne (Danai Gurira), Glenn (Steven Yeun), Daryl (Reedus), Aaron (Ross Marquand), Rosita (Christian Serratos), Carl (Chandler Riggs), Maggie (Lauren Cohan), Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) and Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) were lined up in front of Negan when the camera angle switched to show the death from the victim’s point of view. The murder victim has been shrouded in mystery since the April finale. That will change on Sunday, Oct. 23.
“I imagine a lot of people will be kicking their television sets,” Reedus told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. “It’s heavy, it’s really, really heavy.”
Reedus said he gets hit up for spoilers by just about everybody from flight attendants to police officers, “People that could throw me in jail if I didn’t tell them,” he said.
Morgan said Negan’s arrival and the big death will reset the show. “It’s going to be a whole new beginning for The Walking Dead. Really, we’ve taken the show and just flipped it upside down,” he told EW. “It’s a different show now. It’s going to have a different feeling. You’re going to see your favorite characters in a position that they’ve never been in before, which is super vulnerable and victimized.”
So, viewers will find out who is dead and we’ll also get to see the Kingdom, King Ezekiel (Khary Payton) and yes, his tiger Shiva will be there too.
Morgan has been added to the cast as a series regular along with Tom Payne, Xander Berkley and Austin Amelio. Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Seth Gilliam, Austin Nichols and Alanna Masterson also star.
The Walking Dead returns Sunday, Oct. 23 at 9 p.m. on AMC.