The Walking Dead Filmed 11 Death Scenes to Keep Negan's Kill a Secret

Friday, 17 June 2016 - 3:14PM
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Friday, 17 June 2016 - 3:14PM
The Walking Dead Filmed 11 Death Scenes to Keep Negan's Kill a Secret
When season six of The Walking Dead ended in a cliffhanger, it was infuriating for several reasons, not least because we thought Negan's kill would inevitably leak once season seven started filming. But The Walking Dead is working overtime to make sure that doesn't happen, and according to a new report, they went so far as to film ten fake death scenes in order to hide the identity of Negan's victim.

In the last few weeks, there have been some crazy rumors about the lengths AMC is going to keep this secret, from filming almost entirely in a studio to threatening to sue fan sites who reveal or correctly predict Negan's kill. Now, a new report from The Hollywood Reporter claims that they filmed no fewer than eleven different death scenes for the premiere, one for each cast member on Negan's chopping block.
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Sources tell THR that each of the 11 cast members involved in the scene have already filmed a death scene. The Walking Dead producers and the episode director will then work with the show's editors and pick the character who does indeed die.
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This seems a little silly, if only because it was obvious from the final scene that it wasn't either Rick or Carl, but otherwise this sounds pretty plausible. The entire gamble of the cliffhanger will only pay off if everyone is left in suspense until the fall, and to be fair, this isn't nearly as crazy as some of the other rumors going around. 

On another note: I hope that the referencing to "picking" the person who dies is just referring to the fact that the editing process will be secret and not a confirmation that they haven't actually decided who died yet. Not only would it be a creatively terrible thing to do, but that would mean that none of the eleven (or nine) actors know whether they still have their livelihood for the next year. 

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