Making Of The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere Goes Inside Fantasy Sequence

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In the brutal and intense season premiere of The Walking Dead, while Rick was atop the RV, Negan taunted him by saying, “Bet you thought you were all going to grow old together, sitting around the table at Sunday dinner with a happily ever after.” Near the end of the episode, after Negan and his saviors departed and Glenn and Abraham's bodies were retrieved, Rick recalls Negan's taunt and has a vision of his entire group enjoying an outdoor feast. Making the fantasy sequence even more heartbreaking, a cheerful Glenn is at the head of the table, bouncing his child on his knee.

AMC has now released a new featurette that provides a behind-the-scenes look at that fantasy sequence. “So, today we shot a fantasy sequence that shows what it could have been like in Alexandria, a few years down the road, had we never met Negan,” Austin Nichols, who plays Spencer Monroe, explains in the video. “And it's a sort of utopian version of what our future could have been here. It was very eerie to shoot; everyone's in nice, clean clothes, and we have this beautiful spread of food and this beautiful table. It's a very relaxed, safe environment — have everybody at the same table laughing, smiling and cracking jokes is rare. So, it's super-special and I think everybody had a great time today.”

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The official synopsis for 'The Kingdom' reads, "For a number of familiar faces, a new, well-established community seems too good to be true."

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead reigns as television’s most watched drama for adults 18-49 and tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, and follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. 

The series stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Steven Yeun as Glenn, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Chandler Riggs as Carl, Lauren Cohan as Maggie, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Sonequa-Martin Green as Sasha, Michael Cudlitz as Abraham, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan.

The Walking Dead is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.

"The Kingdom" episode of The Walking Dead will air Sunday, October 30 at 9/8c on AMC.