AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 6 finale left an unbelievable sour taste in many fans’ mouths as they now have to wait until The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere episode to find out who died by Negan’s bat “Lucy”. Robert Kirkman officially addressed The Walking Dead fans in the new issue of The Walking Dead comic book “Letter Hacks” section. He apologises for the cliffhanger and continues to say that the premiere episode will be AWESOME!
Robert Kirkman explains:
Okay, the season 6 finale has certainly caused a fervor online. EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT IT. Some people love it. Some people are indifferent. Some people HATE it. We weren’t trying to game the audience, we weren’t trying to FORCE you to come back for season 7…. we hope you were always planning on doing that and still plan on doing that.
We did want you talk. And talk you are.
The speculation, the frustration, the possibilities, the theories… honestly, in my mind… that stuff is FUN. I honestly feel like that’s something fun for the fans to do during the break. Was it Spencer? Could it have been Morgan? What about Carol? Did Negan kill Jesus?! (Note, none of them were there… I’m not giving ANYTHING away.) I know people are angry over this, but that wasn’t our intent. The idea was that after 6 seasons of the show, we wanted to stay on your mind and give you somethin to talk about.
And think of it this way… a character you love and are going to miss is DEAD, and we gave you a few extra months to hope, to not grieve. Is there uncertainty? Yes. But that was kind of the idea.
But seriously. Everyone on TWD team wanted to do something cool. We wanted to do something different and we did it to change things up, get people excited and keep this show on your mind.
For some of you, that effort backfired and you’re angry. And for that I’m sorry. The only thing I can PROMISE you is that the season 7 premiere is going to be awesome. And when viewed as a two-part episode (the same way EVERY SEASON of Star Trek: The Next Generation ended with the first half of a two-part episode that was a cliffhanger…), it’s going to be a pretty awesome ride. And every minute of the season 6 finale was important and was setting something up that you probably won’t see coming.
It’s a cool episode… and remember… there’s a LOT more for Negan to do. Be afraid… be very afraid. And excited!
The Walking Dead (2010)
Directed by Ernest R. Dickerson, Jennifer Chambers Lynch, Michael E. Satrazemis, Greg Nicotero, Jeffrey F. January, Guy Ferland, Billy Gierhart, Bill Gierhart, Jennifer Lynch, Michelle MacLaren, Rosemary Rodriguez, David Boyd, Tricia Brock, Gwyneth Horder-Payton, Daniel Sackheim, Seith Mann, Julius Ramsay, Michael Edison Satrazemis, Alrick Riley, Michael Slovis, Kari Skogland
Official Synopsis: Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes gets shot and falls into a coma. When awoken he finds himself in a Zombie Apocalypse. Not knowing what to do he sets out to find his family, after he's done that he gets connected to a group to become the leader. He takes charge and tries to help this group of people survive, find a place to live, and get them food. This show is all about survival, the risks, and the things you'll have to do to survive.
Cast: Michael Rooker, Xander Berkeley, Jeffrey DeMunn, Norman Reedus, Kerry Cahill, Christian Serratos, Jason Douglas, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Khary Payton, Sarah…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi