Season 6 of “The Walking Dead” has been filled with nonstop drama, and much more is to come when the AMC series returns with new episodes in February. Fans were left with a wild cliffhanger as the wall to Alexandria fell, but that will be the least of the problems Rick (Andrew Lincoln) faces.
As viewers already know, the Season 6 finale will introduce Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), a major character from Robert Kirkman’s “Walking Dead” comics. Negan is the leader of a group of survivors called the Saviors – and they are by far the deadliest and most dangerous group that Rick and the others have met so far. Fans have yet to catch a glimpse of the big bad villain, but the midseason finale prologue name-dropped the character in a major way.
For those that need a refresher, the clip at the end of episode 8 showed Daryl (Norman Reedus), Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) heading toward Alexandria in the gas tank that they found. Before the group can make it any farther, a gang on motorcycles blocks their path. The leader of the group makes them exit the vehicle before telling them that everything they own belongs to Negan.
Savior members by the name of Dwight, Sherry, Wade and Cam have already been introduced, but check out four other characters from the comics we want to see make their way onto the screen:
Mark may be part of the Saviors, but that doesn’t mean he’s a fan of Negan. The character had his face burned after Negan caught him sleeping with a woman named Amber, one of Negan’s many wives. He even tries to leave the Saviors when an opportunity rises.
Amber entered into a relationship with Negan as one of his wives in order to gain protection for her and her boyfriend, Mark. But she does not love Negan, and maintains a secret relationship with Mark.
Prior to joining the Saviors, Carson was party of the Hilltop colony. He somehow became Negan’s personal assistant, informing him about certain events and helping set up “punishments.” Negan provides Carson with safety, but just like Mark, Carson isn’t a fan of the Saviors leader. When he finds out that Dwight is working alongside Rick, he decides to aid them in fighting Negan.
AMC’s “The Walking Dead” already put their own spin on Tara (Alanna Masterson). On the TV show she was part of the Governor’s (David Morrissey) crew before joining Rick’s group of survivors. In the comics, however, she’s a brutal member of Negan’s Saviors. Tara is the first Asian-American female character written into the graphic novel's storyline and identified as one of the only women in Negan’s army. Since a character named Tara already exists on the show, it’ll be interesting to see if they introduce a similar character or cut her completely.
“The Walking Dead” Season 6 returns to AMC on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 9 p.m. EST. What are you looking forward to seeing unfold? Tweet your thoughts to @AmandaTVScoop and follow for more “TWD” news.