Right after “The Walking Dead” reveals which unlucky character was brutally beaten with a barbed-wire bat by Negan on the Season 7 premiere, the AMC star will appear on a special episode of “Talking Dead” to presumably dish on his or her demise. In addition, several other cast members will be on hand for the extended episode.
According to a press release, the Oct. 23 episode of “Talking Dead” will run 90 minutes and will have appearances by every cast member in Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) lineup. That includes: Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Chandler Riggs (Carl), Josh McDermitt (Eugene), Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha), Michael Cudlitz (Abraham), Christian Serratos (Rosita), Steven Yeun (Glenn), and Lauren Cohen (Maggie).
The show also won’t film in a studio like it normally does, but will instead tape live from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. Along with Negan’s victim reflecting on what will probably be an intense Season 7 premiere, Morgan will also be on “Talking Dead” along with “Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman and showrunner Scott Gimple. The victim being on “Talking Dead” will be the first time he or she will make a public appearance since the death was revealed.
Want even more good news about the “Talking Dead” episode? Two thousand fans will be able to attend the taping and watch the premiere of the “Walking Dead” with the cast and crew. To enter fans will need to head over to TalkingDeadSweeps.com on Tuesday, Oct. 4, starting at 7 a.m. EDT.
The cast and crew of the zombie apocalypse show have gone to great lengths to keep the identity of Negan’s victim a secret. Director Greg Nicotero told Entertainment Weekly to keep the Season 6 finale from being spoiled the scene where Negan kills the character was filmed on a backlot away from the public. “It’s unfortunate,” he said. “Because those people, their job is to ruin the show, and our job is to preserve the experience of the show. So we do have to spend a lot of energy and a lot of effort preserving the experience of watching the show.”
When AMC released a Season 7 promo last month, Reddit users were convinced they figured out one character that was spared by Negan. According to the Huffington Post, fans thought they spotted a scene with Abraham fighting off zombies.
“The Walking Dead” Season 7 premieres Oct. 23 on AMC at 9 p.m. EDT, with "Talking Dead" airing immediately after.