‘The Walking Dead’ Is Filming Season 7 Out Of Order To Hide Who Negan Killed

The controversial Walking Dead season six finale is far behind us and I like to think most of us have finally made it through the five stages of grief related to the secret of Negan’s victim: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Sure, there are still some in the bargaining stage, saying they don’t give a damn and will figure out who died before the show returns anyways. But that’s an unfortunate life to lead (trust me, I know).

Besides, it sounds like The Walking Dead producers are taking extra precautions to keep the resolution to season six’s cliffhanger a secret in today’s internet-connected age. After social media revealed one of the cast members was somewhere else filming a movie, special effects head Greg Nicotero went so far as to say in an interview with IGN that they were shooting the season out of order, partially to throw people off. So someone being seen or not seen on set no longer means as much as it once did.

Still, you can’t stop the all seeing eye of the internet. *Potential spoilers for The Walking Dead season 7 ahead!*

According to Comics Alliance, set moles (probably those living in the town that serves as Alexandria) have reported seeing Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Chandler Riggs (Carl), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Michael Cudlitz (Abraham), Josh McDermitt (Eugene), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Ross Marquand (Aaron), Steven Yeun (Glenn) and Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha) on set.

Conspicuously absent from that list: Lauren Cohan (Maggie) and Christian Serratos (Rosita). As for that cast member off filming a movie? That’s Steven Yeun (Glenn), who is in South Korea filming Okja. But if Nicotero is to be believed, they could be circling back later to film more Glenn scenes when he returns. Or perhaps he doesn’t survive far into season seven of The Walking Dead? There’s all sorts of wiggle room in these potential spoilers.

So yeah, it’s pretty clear that we haven’t hit the ‘acceptance’ stage of our grief, and still think we can figure this thing out before the show returns in October. It’s going to be a painful couple of months as Walking Dead fans go back and forth between wanting to figure this out and wanting to make it to the season premiere unspoiled.

(via IGN and Comics Alliance)