Needless to say, following the massive cliffhanger ending of “The Walking Dead” Season 6, fans everywhere are going to be harassing those close to the show trying to get details about the Season 7 premiere in the coming months. Although the cast of the AMC drama is required to keep their mouths shut about what really happened during the now-infamous Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) introduction, one star is sharing the cast’s reaction to the script.
[SPOILER ALERT: The remainder of this article will discuss the Season 6 finale of “The Walking Dead.”]
Fans were upset to discover that the finale did not reveal the fate of Negan’s first victim on the show, opting instead for a first person point-of-view shot in which the mysterious character watches Negan bash his or her brains in with his trusty bat, Lucille. While it was certainly tense, viewers are going to have to wait until the yet undisclosed premiere of Season 7 to find out what really happened. However, speaking on “The Today Show,” Daryl Dixon actor Norman Reedus revealed that the cast knows who was on the business end of Negan’s bat and none of them are pleased.
“Cliffhangers have been happening since the beginning of entertainment, so they make sense. I know what happens and it’s gut-wrenching to me,” he told the outlet, revealing that the rest of the cast felt the same way. “Josh [McDermitt] threw his script, Andy [Lincoln] was late to work because he couldn’t sleep all night, Lauren [Cohan] I think broke out in tears. We had crew members crying while we were filming. It was heavy.”
It’s interesting to hear Reedus confess that he knows who will eventually be revealed as Negan’s victim given that director Greg Nicotero previously told Entertainment Weekly that the cast doesn’t know who dies as they’ve yet to film that particular piece of Season 7. However, it’s entirely possible that, while the cast hasn’t filmed the scene in question, they’re aware how it goes down in the script.
Then again, there’s always the wild chance that Reedus knows the way the scene breaks down in the end because he’s the one that gets his head bashed in. The 47-year-old actor has expanded his film credits in the past year with roles in “Triple 9” and “Sky” and he’s got a brand new reality show about motorcycle culture on AMC titled “Ride With Norman Reedus.” Could these all point to signs that the actor is about to have a lot of spare time on his hands? Sadly, fans will have to wait until “The Walking Dead” returns for Season 7 to have all their burning questions about the future with Negan answered.
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