Robert Kirkman shared some great news for many of you who have not read The Walking Dead comics, and for those of you wondering if the TV series will remain true to the comic in this regard. Kirkman confirmed that like in the comic book when Negan (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is introduced, nothing will be the same again. Read the full details and excerpts from the Robert Kirkman interview regarding AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 6 below. The Walking Dead returns this upcoming February 14, 2016.
Robert Kirkman told EW:
Negan is kind of an atomic bomb that’s going to be dropped on the show, and the show will never be the same after that. So buckle up, I guess?
Kirkman on Negan’s group called "The Saviors":
I think the Saviors are dangerously organized. The Wolves were psychotic, the Hunters [the group from Terminus] had a lot of weaknesses. When it comes to the Saviors, and Negan in particular, the way I’ve always thought about this in the comics is this is a group that’s led by a guy who’s had his morality dial a few clicks away from Rick toward the darker aspects of his personality, but is still an intellectual and capable leader who’s kept his group alive against all odds just as long as Rick has. It’s really the best encountering the best. When these two forces come head to head, things are gonna get interesting. This is a much different group than they’ve ever encountered. The Saviors are a group they’re not really prepared for.
"The Walking Dead" (2010)
Synopsis: Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by the walking dead. Fighting the dead, fearing the living.
Directors: Ernest R. Dickerson, Jennifer Chambers Lynch, Gwyneth Horder-Payton, Daniel Sackheim, Seith Mann, Julius Ramsay, Michael Edison Satrazemis, Alrick Riley, Michael E. Satrazemis, Jeffrey F. January, Billy Gierhart, Greg Nicotero, Guy Ferland, Bill Gierhart, Michelle MacLaren, David Boyd, Tricia Brock
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi
Producers: David Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd, Denise M. Huth, Robert Kirkman, Tom Luse, Greg Nicotero, Scott M. Gimple, Paul Gadd, Jolly Dale, Angela Kang, Kenneth Requa, Matthew Negrete, Channing Powell, Seth Hoffman, Caleb Womble, Nichole Beattie, Heather Bellson, Glen Mazzara, Evan T. Reilly, Corey Reed, Frank Darabont, Amy Barnes, Sang Kyu Kim, Curtis Gwinn, Ryan DeGard, John Marler, Charles H. Eglee, Adam Fierro, Jack LoGiudice, Skip Schoolnik, Alex Coley Brown, Christina Perez
Musicians: Bear McCreary
Editors: Julius Ramsay, Dan Liu, Hunter M. Via, Avi Youabian, Nathan Gunn, Rachel Goodlett Katz, Kelley Dixon, Evan Schrodek, Robert Bramwell
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