The fifth season of "The Walking Dead" has already featured plenty of chaos, what with the destruction of the Terminus settlement in the season premiere, the slaughter of the cannibals, and the kidnapping of Beth and Carol. But according to executive producer Robert Kirkman, there's much more in store for the upcoming midseason finale -- including lots of death.
Kirkman revealed that teaser in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, noting that a showdown between Daryl and Rick's crew and the hospital staff holding Carol and Beth hostage is imminent -- and may not end well for some beloved characters.
"This confrontation is definitely going to be substantially different from the confrontation with The Governor (David Morrissey) or Gareth (Andrew J. West)," Kirkman told THR. "We do continue to evolve these human-to-human conflicts in very interesting ways, and this is no different. There are going to be some pretty unexpected events in our midseason finale, which is as it should be. On a scale of one to 10, I'd say [the midseason finale is] pretty deadly."
So far, of the core characters on the show, only Bob (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) has bitten the dust this season. And as longtime fans of "TWD" can attest, that can only mean that more familiar faces are due to die eventually, too.
Kirkman wasn't dropping any hints about just who those soon-to-be-dearly-departed folks were, but did say that the return to Atlanta, the site of the shady Grady Memorial, was no accident.
"It was a good time to pop back in and reaffirm our place in a recognizable world and explore a bit more of how civilization has fallen," Kirkman told THR. "As the season progresses, you'll see why we popped back in when we did and for how long we did."
We just hope we'll have enough of our favorite characters with us by the time those reasons are revealed. The midseason finale of "The Walking Dead" is set for November 30 on AMC.
[via: The Hollywood Reporter]
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