Walking Dead Season 6 Is “Particularly Complicated” Says Norman Reedus
Newsflash: Even though Walking Dead’s Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and the rest of our intrepid survivors have found some semblance of safety behind the (now breached) walls of the Alexandria Safe Zone, it’ll hardly be a walk in the park for our favorite characters when TWD Season 6 kicks off on October 11.
“There’s lots of action and lots of drama and lots of sadness like we always bring, but this season’s particularly complicated,” Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) recently told Nerdist. “The storylines are really interwoven with future and past. Certain things happen, and you’re kind of like, 'Wow, that just happened.' Then you’ll find out episodes later why that happened and what that meant.”
During the TWD panel at Comic Con last week, showrunner Scott Gimple seemingly supported Norman’s assertion that Season 6 would oscillate between the past and present. At the top of the panel he said that the season wouldn’t really contain many flashbacks, (we will “play with time” he admitted) but about 15 minutes into the hour he revised that statement and revealed that he’s currently working on an episode that’s composed entirely of flashbacks. Apparently our talented showrunner tends to forget some things when he’s speaking to a room of 7,000 fans.
“Scott’s so good at planning for the future and taking little things and making them mean big things later. And you go, 'Oh, that’s what that means…'” Norman adds. “A real mature sort of storytelling has really taken us over right now. It’s super interesting and super thrilling.”
One of our favorite aspects of TWD is that the show continually employs different various devices to tell a story, and the Powers That Be do so in a way that never makes it feel stale. Based on Norman’s description, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for Season 6!
The Walking Dead Season 6 premieres with a 90-minute episode on October 11 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.