‘The Walking Dead’ EP Greg Nicotero Talks Negan & Directing The Season 7 Premiere

We’re getting closer and closer to the season seven premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead, which will finally reveal the identity of Negan’s victim. That, however, won’t be the only problem that Rick and his group will have to deal with this season, since Negan and the rest of the saviors are here to stay, meaning that they’ll continue making the lives of Alexandria’s residents a living hell for quite a while.

In a recent interview with Deadline, director and executive producer Greg Nicotero talked about how Negan will open up a new chapter for Rick and his people. He also discussed a few things that we’re going to see in season seven and his experience directing the highly anticipated premiere:

“I think it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better for our group, and it’s pretty intense. I mean, the show, we’re sort of opening a new chapter. I mean, it’s really, Rick is now, if you really think about his journey in the comic books, he shares the spotlight with Negan in the comic book. Negan now has some ownership over what the show is about. It’s the anticipation and the excitement of new worlds that we’re going to, like the Hilltop, like the Kingdom, like the Sanctuary where Negan lives. Everybody’s putting so much of their heart and soul into it. You know, after directing the premiere episode, I was fucked up for two weeks, you know? I really felt like I dragged a lot of my dearest friends into these really deep, dark places shooting that episode, and it’s been definitely an experience unlike anything that I’ve ever handled before.”

What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to the seventh season of The Walking Dead? As always, be sure to sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below.

The Walking Dead will return on Sunday, October 23 at 9/8c on AMC. Are you excited?

Source: Deadline

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.