Norman Reedus: 'The Walking Dead' Cliffhanger Reveal Is 'Worth the Wait, Trust Me'
It has been nearly two months since "The Walking Dead" Season 6 finale, which ticked off most of the Internet and left fans scrambling for clues/spoilers on who Negan killed. AMC will share the answers (we hope) when Season 7 premieres in October, and Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) recently told Entertainment Weekly he's been asked who Negan killed "probably about a million times."
Clearly fans want to know what happened, and Reedus has decided to interpret it as "a huge compliment to how that episode was executed and the acting in it and the writing of it" that people are still talking about it. However, he knows he and the actors may be getting a ton of fan questions, but they are not facing fan wrath as much as showrunner Scott Gimple and comic book writer/executive producer Robert Kirkman.
"Those poor guys," Reedus told EW, laughing. "That's another level of 'What the f—?' Those guys get hammered. Me, I can be like, 'Oh, it's great!' I can kinda get away with it because I don't write it and I don't know everything that is going to happen, but those poor guys. They bust their ass to give you this entertainment and pour their hearts on the line and then they just get 'What the f—, Scott Gimple? How could you do this to me!'"
Hey, all they had to do was show the result of what had been teased all season, even beyond that 90 minute episode. But anyway, Reedus said not to worry, The Powers That Be are earning the 6-7 month wait for the cliffhanger resolution.
"Trust me. I think probably the planet is going to explode. That's my feeling. It's so good. Every time we go on a promotional tour talking about what's going to come, we all say 'Oh my God, it's amazing. I can't wait for you to see it.' But it continually surprises me how this show grows and is put together and the execution of it – no pun intended. It blows my mind. It just continually reaches a new plateau every single time, and this is the highest plateau we've ever been. So just wait. It's worth the wait, trust me."
There's so much hype every season, but you have to imagine -- or at least hope -- that The Powers That Be went into this thing with a plan, knowing fans would react the way they did, and knowing they had a strong answer to not only satisfy those fans but launch another great 16-episode season. But here's the question: What would be worth the wait to you? A certain character being Negan's target? A new twist that changes the game? What would explode the planet?
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