Walking Dead’ Season 6 Spoilers: Is This the Hilltop Colony? Jesus?
Spoilers for Season 6 of The Walking Dead have been few and far between, but a recent photo, reportedly of part of the show’s Georgia set, seems to show a key location from Robert Kirkman’s comics on which the TV series is based.
The set snap was posted to The Spoiling Dead Fans Facebook page on August 11, and according to the caption, the fenced-in house and surrounding structures we are looking at make up the Hilltop Colony. As you TWD comic readers know, the Hilltop Colony is a large farming community not far from the Alexandria Safe Zone, where Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and the rest of our survivors have been residing since the last few episodes of Season 5.
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How do we know this is the Hilltop Colony, you ask?
According to Spoil the Dead, producers are looking to cast "Jason" (probably a decoy name) to start in Episode 10 and be around for the end of the season and beyond. Interestingly enough, “Jason’s” description sounds a lot like Jesus from the comics, who is a Hilltop resident bearing a striking resemblance to his namesake.
“Jason,” the casting notice says, is a Caucasian/Latino male in his 20s-30s and is described as “smart, friendly, and charming with a puckish sense of humor.”
The description adds “Jason” “can be a thief, but he'll only steal half of what you have, and only if he knows it won't cause any permanent damage. He's generally a benevolent guy — pretty much making friends with everyone he meets” and specifies this role is a recurring guest star with the option to appear in subsequent seasons.
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Sound familiar, Jesus fans? Yeah, we thought so.
Assuming this character is Jesus and the show follows the comic, Rick should be introduced to Hilltop (by Jesus) towards the end of Season 6. In the comics, badass Jesus and Rick grow close, which will be especially good for our protagonist if these rumors about [SPOILER] dying prove true.
Other familiar faces from the comics popping up in Season 6 include Heath, Dr.Denise Cloyd, and Ethan Embry’s character Carter, who is reminiscent of Nicholas from the comics and may very well be bad news for Rick.
The Walking Dead Season 6 premieres with a 90-minute episode on October 11 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.