The outrage on social media over the finale of the sixth season of The Walking Dead has made plenty of the stars of the series apologize for that awful cliffhanger, but Norman Reedus, who portrays fan-favorite Daryl Dixon, thinks that the big reveal that everyone’s been waiting for is going to be well worth the excruciating wait.
Speaking with TVLine, Reedus teased how massive the premiere of the next season is going to be, in which the identity of Negan’s victim will finally be revealed:
“I will definitely 100-percent say that it’s well worth the wait. It’s large. It’s mind-blowing.”
Well, that sounds promising. The actor then went on to talk about how the cast of the series doesn’t like discussing who’s going to be the next character to die, which is something that fans can’t stop talking about after each episode:
“We’re a very tight-knit group down there [on location in Georgia], and we take it very personally, because we’re in it and living it. Every time you see us crying on camera, those are real tears. It’s a whole day of living that s–t.
“And when personal things happen to you, you don’t wander around telling everybody your personal stuff, So for us, it doesn’t feel like just a spoiler, it feels like a moment that really happened. And if there’s a death involved, it’s kinda weird to talk about it. It’s like going to our friend’s funeral or going possibly to our own funeral! It’s not like, ‘Hey, how are you? Want a selfie? Let me tell you about the funeral I was just at…”
As a fan of the comic book series, I have to admit that I was one of the many fans who were disappointed by the cliffhanger, but that won’t stop me from tuning in to watch the next season, plus it sounds like we might even get to see Shiva the tiger once the series returns. What do you guys think? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section.