‘The Walking Dead’ Season 6: What Happens Next?
Update (11/1/2015): Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun) may have died in Episode 3, Episode 4 is all about Morgan Jones, (Lennie James) and Episode 5 will take us back to Alexandria in the aftermath of the Wolves' attack.
The Walking Dead Season 6 hasn’t begun yet (we’ve got about a month to go before the premiere), but we’re here to tell you exactly what you can expect from the upcoming and highly-anticipated season.
To refresh your memory, the final moments of the Season 5 finale featured walkers invading the Alexandria Safe Zone after the gate was left open, and Morgan Jones, played by Lennie James, appeared on the scene just as his old pal Rick Grimes, aka Andrew Lincoln, killed Pete in cold blood.
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Right now most of the intel we have is about the Season 6 opener — "First Time Again" — we can't share with you (we've seen it!) but this is everything we can dish. If that's not enough for ya we’re also privy to some more general info about what we can expect from Season 6’s later episodes. Keep in mind we’ll continue updating this article with new information as the season progresses.
Season 6 Premiere
Based on what we know thus far, Season 6 will pick up where we left off in Season 5, and we’ll start the ep in the midst of an action sequence. Greg Nicotero, who directed the 90-minute opener, called it a “bold” puzzle. The installment was written by showrunner Scott Gimple and Matthew Negrete, so we know it’ll be good.
There has been some buzz about a Rick/Morgan conflict thanks to drama alluded to in the Season 6 mega-trailer, but we’re not sold on that just yet. We do know we’ll learn more about Morgan’s backstory.
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And while Rick and Morgan may not be at odds, internal conflict is in our future. “A lot of characters that you didn’t see having beef are starting to have beef — there’s a lot of mistrust,” Norman Reedus, who portrays Daryl Dixon, has said.
Andrew Lincoln, aka Rick Grimes added, “When I read the first script, I called [showrunner Scott M. Gimple] up and went, ‘You know, I say them and they, and us and we a lot,’ He said, ‘That’s your journey, from them to us.’”
As far as Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier) is concerned, this tension within our band of survivors is what makes Season 6 better than Season 5.
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Photos from the premiere tell us Steven Yeun’s Glenn Rhee and Lauren Cohan’s Maggie Greene are armed and dangerous, while Rick, still beat up from his fight with Pete, has removed his constable uniform.
And what about the walkers, you ask? Greg assures us they will be more disgusting than ever since many of them could have potentially been decaying for quite some time now.
Oh, and how's this for an added bonus? The 90-minute season premiere ends on a super intriguing note that'll make you especially eager for Episode 2.
As with other seasons, Season 6 will oscillate between past and present, which Norman said will make it “particularly complicated.” Scott also said one episode will be comprised entirely of flashbacks.
Alexandra Breckenridge, Tovah Feldshuh, and Austin Nichols — who portray Jessie, Alexandria leader Deanna, and her son Spencer, respectively — were all recently promoted to series regulars, so we think we’ll be seeing plenty of them in the coming month.
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Though we’re expecting the bulk of Season 6 to be set in Alexandria, new locations — like the Hilltop Colony — are on deck as well.
New locales also mean new faces. We’re expecting to meet Heath and his girlfriend Dr. Denise Cloyd at some point, as well as Ethan Embry’s character, Carter, who is likely a remix of comic book Nicholas and will stir up trouble for Rick this year.
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One person who probably won’t be making his (dreaded) debut just yet is comic book villain Negan. There were rumors a casting notice for Negan went out in September, but we think producers were casting Hilltop resident Gregory instead.
We’re also fairly confident we know who dies in the Season 6 midseason finale, but read this goodie at your own risk!
The Walking Dead Season 6 premieres with a 90-minute episode on October 11 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.
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