The Walking Dead's Executive Producer Says Season 7 Will Have "Great Moments" from the Comics

Friday, 21 October 2016 - 1:55PM
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The Walking Dead
Friday, 21 October 2016 - 1:55PM
The Walking Dead's Executive Producer Says Season 7 Will Have "Great Moments" from the Comics
With Norman Reedus claiming that Negan is going to resemble the Joker and Greg Nicotero promising that the Season 7 premiere will make you cry, TV fans and prognosticators are looking for any kind of pattern that will let them figure out what's going to happen to everybody's favorite band of zombie killers (and that one-eyed child in the cowboy hat with the sick flows). The Walking Dead TV show has followed the comics in major ways, but it's diverged pretty heavily, too—Carol, for example, was supposed to be a meek housewife, not a psychopath. These kinds of divergences can wreak havoc on fans of the comics, who never know when to trust Robert Kirkman's version of events.

Well, according to a recent statement by Greg Nicotero, starting with Season 7, the show may be sticking to the comics more:

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"There are some great moments from the comic books that we're going to get a chance to experience," Nicotero said. "To me it feels like we may be a little closer in nature to certain beats in the graphic novel than we have in the past, but that could just be my interpretation of it."
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This may be the single most non-committal phrasing of a sentence in recent history, but it bodes well for fans looking forward to some of the bigger, long-term arcs in the comics, including the lead-up to the Whisperer War, where Rick and the gang (as well as other survivor enclaves) go to war against the horrifying, mysterious group called the Whisperers. That's a long way off, but as long as the show stay generally on track, we could see the epic clash that's playing out right now in the comics (and rest assured, it's killing a lot of characters).

Season 7 of The Walking Dead premieres on October 23rd at 9 PM ET on AMC.
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