Executive Producer Greg Nicotero may have let a big spoiler detail slip, about who Negan will kill in the new season of The Walking Dead. Which we all are wondering since the show ended.
During an interview with EW, Nicotero talked about the decision to not make the big death reveal at the end of season six. In it, he says something interesting:
“I would say our fans are passionate, and for me personally, yeah, I was a little surprised that some of our viewers were angered by that. Because other shows that I watch and I enjoy have done similar things. They have ended with cliffhangers, or Did this person die or that person die? Or, What happened here? Or leading up to something. So yeah, I’m really proud of the episode, and I really loved it, and I was a little surprised that people had that reaction to it.
“But I’d say in retrospect, I don’t think we would have changed anything. I would have still supported doing it the way that we did it, because of the fact that the story doesn’t end there. If we would have shown the deaths, then they wouldn’t have felt our characters in season seven the way they need to. And the thing that I think a lot of people will get out of it is how that moment changes the entire makeup of our universe within a split second. And it’s that moment that launches our entire season seven into that direction.”
I don’t know if you caught the surprising reveal or not, but here it is:
“If we would have shown the deaths, then they wouldn’t have felt our characters in season seven the way they need to.”
Yes, he said deaths… plural. That sounds like there’s more than one person that will die in this final scene. I assume there will be more then one character saying good bye to the show. We can only guess at this point who these characters could be. I assume that after Negan beats someone down with Lucille. Now we have to wait till October to find out who actually got killed in the show.