One of the themes of The Walking Dead – both onscreen and on page – is that, once the initial zombie outbreak is over, it’s the humans that become the threat… The Governor, Negan… indeed Rick says in the comics that “we are the walking dead”, but this might get flipped on its head next season.
On The Talking Dead this week showrunner Scott Gimple sent a letter about Season 6 that read: “For a good while now, humans have been the bigger threat. At the start of our next season, that will change. I’ve said before the show reinvents itself every eight episodes and we’re doing it again, friendos. Now that these characters know that they have what it takes to survive, what are they going to do with that power? How will they choose to live? Beyond answering those questions, we’re currently putting into motion some of our most ambitious stuff yet and things are going to get very big, loud and scary.”
While the series returns in October, it will be interesting to see just what this means for the group… although we reckon the hoards built up by the Wolves may be part of this.
Anyway, here’s the teaser for the spinoff Fear The Walking Dead to keep you going…