We can all breathe a sigh of relief thanks to Gale Anne Hurd, who confirmed in a recent interview that ‘The Walking Dead’ has every intention of revealing it’s season six victim ASAP.
The Walking Dead‘s executive producer, Gale Anne Hurd, has offered a few words of comfort the the show’s massive fandom. After a slightly frustrating end to season six, we now know that we won’t have to wait too long to find out who Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) decided to smash wide open with his beloved bat, Lucille.
If you’ve spent every moment since The Walking Dead‘s season six finale credits rolled stressing over when you’ll find out what actually happened, stress no more! In a new interview with our sister site Deadline, EP Gale Anne Hurd revealed when we’ll learn who Negan took out — and it won’t take as long as you think.
Gale was asked, “Will we learn for sure in the season seven opener who was killed?” To which she promptly responded, “Absolutely.” Phew!
This comes as a huge relief, because even though season seven won’t premiere until late 2016, at least we won’t have to spend several episodes trying to piece together hints and clues of who died. If Gale says we’ll know who died in the opener, that’s a blunt answer. That’s not a “well, let’s wait and see..” or a “it’ll be an interesting journey.” No, that’s a promise of resolution, and we, along with the many frustrated TWD fans, will be holding Gale to her word!
In the interview, Gale also defended the show’s cliffhanger, as well as the many instances within season six that left fans in the dark. Among those moments was when we all thought we lost Glenn, to which Gale had this to say: “Look, with the Glenn situation, we very much wanted the audience to be in the same position as Maggie and everyone else was. Which is there is no way to know. It’s not like he has a cell phone and can call someone and say, ‘You know what, I’m actually OK.'”
“That reality is part of the universe that we’ve created, not knowing until you are reunited with someone. Yes, it can be incredibly challenging to wait, to not know one way or the other. But that’s within the rules of ‘The Walking Dead’ universe,”she explained, making a damn good point if I do say so myself.
This goes hand-in-hand with Robert Kirkman‘s explanation for the cliffhanger during his appearance on Talking Dead after the finale aired. Robert’s entire point was that if they had shown who died, that’s all anyone would have focused on, but according to him that wasn’t the point of Negan’s arrival at all.
“But this story, the cliffhanger isn’t the story. The story of the episode, and Scott [Gimple] and Matt Negrete did such a great job of setting up how confident Rick was going into this. This episode is about the loss of that confidence. It’s about changing that mindset. It’s about tearing Rick Grimes down and that’s the conclusion of this story,” Robert explained, making sense of absolute chaos in that moment. “So while it does seem like a cliffhanger, that’s the conclusion. And the story of who died, the story of what comes next, of who Negan killed, of what comes after that, that’s really the story of season seven.”
In the meantime, be sure to check out HollywoodLife.com‘s theory about why Abraham could be the one to die. We’ve got plenty of evidence supporting the theory, which you can read HERE.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Who do YOU think was killed in the season six finale? Are you happy to hear that we won’t have to wait to find out who it was? Comment below with your thoughts!