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)
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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