NYCC 2016: What We Learned From ‘The Walking Dead’ Panel

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With less than 2 weeks before The Walking Dead returns for its seventh season, the cast and crew of the acclaimed show gathered at New York Comic Con to offer a few tidbits for the upcoming season and everyone can find out what’s in store. Before we begin, no they did not reveal who the mystery victim of Negan’s “Lucille” will be. We’ll just have to hurry up and wait for the season premiere to see that. In the Hammerstein Ball room at Madison Square Garden, the audience was treated to a clip of The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far, before the cast and crew sat down to chat.

Of course, Chris Hardwick moderated the panel. Panelists included Normal Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Stephen Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Michael Cudlitz, Lennie James, Sonequa Martin-Green, Alanna Masterson, Seth Gilliam, Austin Nichols, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, as well as members of the production crew including Scott Gimple, Gale Anne Hurd, and Robert Kirkman. Sorry, but once again Andrew Lincoln was a no-show. He did write a letter which Normal Reedus read for the crowd.

“Dear New York Comic Con, this is Andrew Lincoln here. I’ve occupied Norman Reedus here. I’m inside his mind. I’m sorry I couldn’t be there today. The chicken in his trailer was juvenile. The ongoing glitter war was ill judged and consistently knowing names or characters or new plot lines that Daryl is not involved with.”

The two seem to be continuing their ongoing prank war they have had behind the scenes for ages. Each person offered their insights to the characters so far as well as going forward. Toward the end of the panel, the panel was asked who they would prefer being if they were not their own characters.

  • Greg Nicotero – Judith
  • Steve Yeun – Michonne
  • Lennie James – Eugene “because he rocks that hair.”
  • Norman Reedus – Negan
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan – Abraham
  • Danai Gurira – Negan 6×16
  • Austin Nichols – Shane

Here are a few things we learned from The Walking Dead Panel:

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