Jeffrey Dean Morgan offers more reasons to fear The Walking Dead series 7 opening episode

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Walking Dead fans are all waiting with gritted teeth to find out just who the hell is on the receiving end of a barbed wire baseball bat when the series returns in October. Will they stick with the comics or will they deviate? People might be upset about the unnecessary cliff hanger but the man who plays Negan himself has chipped in on the issue of moaning fans and revealed that even he didn’t know who was going to bite the bat when they shot the ending of series 6.

In an interview with EW, when Jeffrey Dean Morgan is asked if he knew which character he was killing off, he claims ‘I don’t know that anybody knew on that particular evening, and if they did, no one has copped to me. But I certainly didn’t know.’

Morgan and the rest of the cast certainly know now, with a summer spent poring over the series 7 scripts and then having to shoot the opening episodes which Morgan calls ’10 days of hell… for everyone involved’. We’ve lost loved ones before on the show with its notoriously high body count, but Morgan suggests that this death will be different. He argues that the series 7 opening will be ‘jarring. It’s a reset on The Walking Dead world and it’s f—ing Negan’s world now, you know? It’s a lot.’

Those worried that Alexandria might have been a little too cosy for our survivors of the zombie apocalypse can rest assured, this series is going to get really ugly. The relative peace provided by Alexandria is about to get battered to all hell now that Negan and his beloved spiky weapon Lucille have come swinging into town.

For those still moaning about the cliff hanger, Morgan offers more hype: ‘I’ll say this, you have to be careful what you wish for, audience, because you’re going to get those answers answered and more, and you’re probably not going to be happy with it.’ Fighting talk eh? He also thinks those that moan the most will be first in line to see the series start again, and I suspect he’s not wrong.

Everyone wants to know who will be leaving the cast when Walking Dead returns. My feeling is that they will stick to what happens in the comics on this occasion, because that would have the maximum emotional impact. However, Morgan’s comments that this is a reset for the series suggest that it may be an even more major character on the receiving end of Lucille.

Who do you think will be battered to death in the new series, and more importantly, will you still be watching?

Source: EW

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