Bring on the blood and guts! “Walking Dead” returns to AMC Sunday night for its season 6 midseason premiere – and according to star Danai Gurira, fans aren’t going to want to miss a single second of the eight remaining episodes.
Gurira, 37, appeared on AOL Build on Thursday afternoon to promote the second half of Season 6. While the actress could reveal very little details spoiler-wise, she did tease that the upcoming plotlines are “exciting” and “scary.”
“I find it to be an amazing, amazing eight episodes,” Gurira told AOL Build moderator Donna Freydkin. “We have to keep so many spoilers as the cast and the family, and I have to say, I’ve never struggled this hard to keep my mouth shut. It’s so exciting the stuff that’s coming, and scary and thrilling and harrowing. Everything is just such a full meal of stuff that’s coming so quickly at you, you have no idea.”
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When viewers last left off on the AMC series, Rick’s (Andrew Lincoln) group of survivors were split and facing some dangerous obstacles. The wall surrounding Alexandria fell, and walkers had infiltrated the former safe haven. Rick, Michonne (Danai Gurira), Carl (Chandler Riggs), Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam), Jessie (Alexandra Breckenridge), Ron (Austin Abrams) and Sam (Major Dodson) were forced to cover themselves in guts and leave the house they were holed up in. The episode ended with Sam crying out for his mom, leading many fans to fear that his voice would attract walkers and disrupt Rick’s escape plan.
Elsewhere, the last remaining member of the Wolves took Denise (Merritt Wever) hostage, and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) was stuck on top of a lookout post while Glenn (Steven Yeun) figured out a way to rescue her. Outside of Alexandria, some new villains stopped Daryl (Norman Reedus), Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) on their way back home.
Episode 9, the Season 6 midseason premiere, will find Rick and the group “scared” and “outnumbered. The synopsis for the episode, which was written by Seth Hoffman and directed by executive producer Greg Nicotero, also teases that things are “only getting worse.”
“I just want to watch people watch it,” Gurira added with a laugh.
“The Walking Dead” midseason premiere will air on AMC Sunday, Feb. 14 at 9 p.m. EST. The final episodes of Season 6 will set up the introduction of comic book villain Negan, who will be played by actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Click HERE to watch Danai Gurira’s full interview on AOL Build.