‘Walking Dead’ Cast Reveals Season 6 Spoilers, Premiere Details
We’re still over two months away from the October 11 premiere of The Walking Dead Season 6, but already we’re learning more and more about what to expect when we pick up where Season 5 left off. Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier), and Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) appear on the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly and are revealing some spoilers fans have been hankering for.
The common thread throughout the juicy interview seems to be the discord among the different factions: Rick’s group and the citizens of the Alexandria Safe-Zone or other outside threats like the mysterious Wolves or the walkers themselves.
“A lot of characters that you didn’t see having beef are starting to have beef — there’s a lot of mistrust,” Norman tells the mag.
While Norman teases “internal conflict” as well, Andrew says lines have been drawn — there’s a lot of “them and us” talk, he teases — between the groups, leaving Rick stepping up to take care of his own.
“When I read the first script, I called [showrunner Scott M. Gimple] up and went, ‘You know, I say them and they, and us and we a lot,’ Andrew says. “He said, ‘That’s your journey, from them to us.’”
Executive producer Greg Nicotero reveals that the Season 6 premiere (which he directed) is going to be a bit jumpy in terms of the timeline as we’ll “open right in the middle of this heightened action sequence” before we “jump around in that time frame to allow the audience to put together in their own minds what it is that we actually just saw.”
Continuing with the temporal jumps, Lennie James (Morgan Jones) confirms we’ll see how his character evolved into the violence-hating man with a stick he is now. On top of that, we’ll also see more backstory with the folks in Alexandria though, as Scott points out, it’s “not the beginning of Alexandria” but just “earlier in Alexandria.”
The Walking Dead Season 6 premieres October 11 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.