After that season finale, The Walking Dead is an even bigger deal than usual at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. I was lucky enough to go to the season 7 press conference with the cast and while they wouldn’t tell us who met the bat-end of Lucille (shock, horror!), I asked whether Andrew Lincoln thought the show could survive without it’s main character Rick Grimes.
“Absolutely, I think that was always the intention.” Andrew told me. “I mean, I’m speaking on behalf of Robert Kirkman, but it was sold to me by my agent that it was seen through the eyes of Rick and then it would turn into an ensemble. They lied. And I coined the phrase ‘a one-semble’.”
The Walking Dead showrunners have always made it clear that no one is safe so could Rick be the one who gets beaten to death in the season 7 premiere? Probably not, but Andrew thinks that if that was the case there’d be someone to step into the shoes of the main man. “Fortunately, we have a new guy on the block. My wife is very happy because he gets all the lines and I get a bit of time off. So, yeah, welcome to the Negan show.”
The Walking Dead season 7 will debut on AMC in October 2016.
The Walking Dead could “absolutely” continue if Rick dies, says Andrew Lincoln. “Welcome to the Negan show”
Written by Melanie Jo on August 02 2016
Written by Melanie Jo on July 04 2016
The season finale of “The Walking Dead” season 6 has finally revealed Negan, the bat-wielding and violent leader of the Saviors played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
Negan’s group that has been taking the goods of Hilltop and the one that Rick’s group has encountered and even had ambushed and killed to get a deal with the Hilltop. But the decision and the action did not turn out as expected and Rick’s group was hunted by the Saviors on their way to Hilltop to bring Maggie to their doctor. The biggest cliffhanger of all time is when Negan bashed out the brains of someone in Rick’s group, but fans have no idea who it might be.
Now, Negan was the complete opposite of Rick (Andrew Lincoln). Although both were leaders of their groups and the latter was somehow power-driven, Rick was never one to use violence unless in extreme need and for his group. Negan, on the other hand, seemed to enjoy killing.
According to Enstarz, a rollout of “Here’s Negan” from Image Comics, which published the Robert Kirkman comics, have shown that the two rather had an uncanny similarity; their back stories.
In season 1, we see Rick being abandoned in a hospital by his best friend, Shane when the Walkers took over the place and his friend thought he was already a goner. He had no idea of what happened after he was hospitalized due to a gun shot. From there, fans have followed the story of Rick along with meeting different people, getting reunited with his family and encountering attacks by the Governor and Terminus.
In the comics, Negan was shown as a foul-mouthed gym teacher before the outbreak. He cheats on his wife but soon enough learns that his wife has cancer. He had then decided to devote his life to helping out his wife battle the sickness. As the apocalypse happens, he was with his wife stuck in a hospital while watching the world fall apart from his windows.
It was pretty similar with how Rick had begun his journey in the zombie-infested world. But fans are not yet sure as to what happened to Negan and why he ended up as the worst villain in “The Walking Dead” world or if the real story will be shown on season 7.
‘The Walking Dead’ season 7, ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Comic-Con panels bring Andrew Lincoln, more to San Diego
Written by Melanie Jo on July 04 2016
It really wouldn’t be Comic-Con without “The Walking Dead” being present at this point. It’s one of the most-popular TV shows out there based on one of the most popular comic books out there, and it has been a staple of the San Diego convention for years. This is often the venue where the latest trailer for the season is unveiled, though we imagine that this may be a little bit more difficult thanks to the cliffhanger.
Here’s what we can tell you about the show’s panel this year: It will be (of course) in the enormous Hall H on Friday, July 22 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific time, with Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Christian Serratos, Ross Marquand and Josh McDermitt being the cast members in attendance along with executive producers Robert Kirkman, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert, Scott M. Gimple, and Gale Anne Hurd. Clearly, an enormous panel as usual.
Meanwhile, the hour before at noon the “Fear the Walking Dead” panel is going to be held with Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Frank Dillane, Lorenzo James Henrie, Mercedes Mason, Colman Domingo and Danay Garcia in attendance. On the producing side, the only difference will be that Gimple will be replaced by showrunner Dave Erickson.
There’s also some good news coming out for fans of “Preacher,” as that panel will be held in Hall H on July 22 at 6:30, with Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti and Graham McTavish present alongside executive producers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and co-executive producer Garth Ennis. This panel will last two hours, mostly because it will contain a live reading of the penultimate episode.