With a cover issue featuring Jeffery Dean Morgan as Negan, Entertainment Weekly has been flooding the web with wall to wall coverage of the upcoming Walking Dead season seven. There’s not a lot that the stars of the show can say, what with season six ending on a massive cliffhanger with one of the main characters getting their heads beaten in with a baseball bat.
But Norman Reedus, who plays golden hearted redneck Daryl Dixon, shared a rather grim sounding forecast for his gang of survivors. From Entertainment Weekly’s website:
It affects the group completely differently. You know, everyone, it affects them differently. Some relinquish power. Some accept it. Some fight it. There are people questioning it. There are people pointing their fingers. There are people blaming themselves. Other things happen that completely destroy people. The group is completely broken apart at this point. Negan has come in and completely shaken up everything. Loyalties are broken, belief in one another, belief in ourselves. Each individual is completely broken, and they don’t all handle it the exact same way.
As Jesus said in season six, the world just got a lot bigger. Key characters are spread out across multiple communities, all with walkers and Negan’s murderous men spread out between them. How Rick’s gang manages to handle all this will be interesting to see. They’ve never played well with others in the past, and I doubt they’ll be willing to fall in line after Negan bashes someone’s head in.
The Walking Dead returns on October 23. We’ll be sure to keep you up to date on all the ominous news coming from the cast and crew until then.