According to Entertainment Weekly, The Walking Dead SDCC Panel revealed several details about their upcoming season 7 on Friday. The members of the panel were actors Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, Sonequa Martin-Green, Michael Cudlitz, Josh McDermitt, Ross Marquand, Christian Serratos, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as well as producers including showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gail Ann Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and Greg Nicotero.
Although the question of “Who did Negan kill?” remained unanswered (probably because they would prefer it if people tuned in to the season 7 premiere), the The Walking Dead panel did provide some insights into the popular television show’s upcoming episodes. Robert Kirkman claimed that the season premiere would be “absolutely worth the wait.” The show’s star, Andrew Lincoln, said that the show was going to lead to “one of the greatest showdowns since Terminus,” which refers to a community in which the show’s protagonists triumphed over a group that were planning to attack them and then eat them.
There were also insights into previous episodes. Actress and playwright Danai Gurira discussed how the seeds for her character Michonne’s relationship with Andrew Lincoln’s character Rick was seeded in season three, due to how Michonne’s bonding with Rick’s son Carl (Chandler Riggs) allowed her to put her walls down with the group. Michael Cudlitz discussed why his character Abraham broke up with Rosita (Christian Serratos) in favor of Sasha (Sonequa Martin), saying that “[Abraham] still loves Rosita and would do anything for Rosita, but there comes a time when you can’t deny feeling.”
Two other actors, Melissa McBride (who plays Carol) and Lennie James (who plays Morgan) appeared via video message. They both joked how neither of their characters were a subject of the Negan cliffhanger, and McBride added an extra layer to the joke when it was revealed that Jeffrey Dean Morgan (who plays Negan) was the person holding the camera for her video message.
If you want to watch the panel for yourself, here is a link that can allow you to do so.
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