Greg Nicotero Says The Walking Dead Season 6 Is Climbing Towards A Major Death


Season six of The Walking Dead is just over a month away. You know what else isn't too far off? Negan.

In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, The Walking Dead executive producer Greg Nicotero summed up the remaining half of season six as "Relentless," and "Heartbreaking." 

Sure, those words seem a little trivial and common when describing AMC's ruthless zombie drama after 5 1/2 seasons, but Nicotero also teased a bit of Negan's arrival, as well. "If you read the comic book, you know we're climbing towards a major death," he said.

Fans of the comics know (spoilers ahead) that with Negan's infamous issue #100 introduction came a "Hello, Lucille," and "Goodbye, Glenn." Nicotero's account sure does seem to hint that the TV series will stay true to the comics but, historically, the show tends to differentiate itself from its source material from time to time. We'll have to wait and see if Glenn is treated to Negan's home run swing when the villain arrives at some point this season.

Negan was first mentioned on the TV series in a post-credits "prologue for the next chapter" following the season 6 midseason finale. With The Saviors having made their debut, we can only assume Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Negan will arrive sooner or later.

The Walking Dead returns February 14 at 9 PM ET on AMC.

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  1. goddammit greg, you do great work on this but you just have to screw it all up like this and rush great comic storylines? the hell.

    • tony2302
    • 114 Posts in 28 Months

    after this i would actually be shocked if it is Glenn simply because he is calling for a "major" death and everyone knows about Negan and Glenn. and since they have already taken liberties with others who knos? pretty sure Rick,Carl,Maggis,Carol Michonne and Darryl are safe. but everyone else id fair game. if i HAD to pick someone else i'd pick Morgan.

    • DarkWater
    • 1080 Posts in 22 Months

    I personally think it will be Darryl instead. This would be a big shock to everyone, because he is almost everyone's favorite character. Plus I also see it because Norman has been doing stuff outside of the Walking Dead and now with him gone he can do more movies instead.

  2. I think it will be Morgan or Abraham...I can't see them killing Daryl or Glenn. NR is always doing other projects so I don't think his new show is an indicator that he is leaving. But, I do believe the Negan/Lucille story line will be played out w/ someone!! It better be!!!

    • CB121892
    • 1 Posts in 12 Months

    Judith better get a wiffle ball bat or sum shiz.

    And skip walking and learn how to run 

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