‘The Walking Dead’: Greg Nicotero On The Season 7 Finale

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Things are certainly heating up on The Walking Dead. A war is brewing between Negan’s Saviors and Rick’s Alexandrians and pretty much everyone else the Saviors have oppressed. Things are about to get a whole lot worse before they get better.

With the Season 7 Finale airing this Sunday, special FX genius, executive producer, and director of the finale Greg Nicotero spoke with Entertainment Weekly about bringing the season to a proper close:

“I think it’s one of the best scripts that we’ve ever produced, just in terms of pure character arc. And it really sums up the trajectory of the second half of the season perfectly. A lot of the questions, and a lot of the things that we spent time cultivating over the first half of the season and the second half of the season, definitely come to a head.”

Nicotero also spoke about the difficulties in shooting the episode:

“It was a f—ing bear, man. We had about a five-day prep and a 10-day shoot, and we were moving, literally, on pure instinct. Having been in the trenches with these guys so many times before, it was exciting and every single day, on set, we had fun and we got a chance to do a lot of great emotional stuff, a lot of great action stuff, sort of weaving all of these pieces together, and I f—ing loved every second of it.”

He also touched on setting this season finale apart from previous finales:

“Every one of our season openers, and every one of our season finales, they’re different. We had the Terminus capture at the end of season 4, and then we had the Terminus escape at the start of season 5. We had Rick shooting Pete at the end of season 5, and we had the quarry at the start of season 6. Every one of these seasons starts differently and ends differently. We would never want to repeat the same sentiment, the same themes, and I think the writers have done an amazing job on the script.”

Here’s the official synopsis for The Walking Dead Season 7 Finale:

The stakes continue to grow higher as paths cross; the group enacts an intricate plan.

The Walking Dead Season 7 Finale airs April 2nd on AMC. Be sure to check back here on Heroic Hollywood for our weekly recaps.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

‘The Walking Dead’ Finale Photos Tease Showdown With The Saviors

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Warning: The Walking Dead Spoilers Ahead!

The second half of The Walking Dead season seven has been focused on Rick’s efforts to build an army strong enough to take on the saviors and end Negan’s rule. While he has made significant progress gathering arms and allies, the latest episode revealed that Negan has become aware of Rick’s plans and that the leader of the Saviors has something sinister planned to put an end to Rick’s rebellion. Now, AMC has released two new photos from the season finale that suggest the Saviors and Rick’s group will engage in a confrontation outside the walls of Alexandria.

The new photos include the featured image of Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, watching over the gate at Alexandria, while the second image features Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan, seemingly just outside the walls of Alexandria.

You can check out the second image below! Be sure to click “Next” to continue the gallery!

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The official synopsis for the The Walking Dead season seven finale reads as follows:

The stakes continue to grow higher as paths cross; the group enacts an intricate plan.

How do you think Rick’s plan will unfold? What does Negan have in store for the Alexandrian’s and their allies? Which character do you think will meet an untimely end, if any? Share your thoughts below!

The Walking Dead airs on Sunday at 9:00 pm ET on AMC. Be sure to check back with Heroic Hollywood after each episode for weekly recaps!

Source: AMC

Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz is an Atlanta-based writer, filmmaker and host of The Amazing Nerdiverse Podcast (on iTunes and YouTube).

  • Johnny Hus

    Who cares, it’s about as believable a piece of apocalyptic drama as Bambi.

    A small enclave of one part of the world [Americans in the south, here] in an inexplicable zombie apocalypse talk incessantly and ONLY ever about………. one part of the world [Americans in the south, here] in an inexplicable zombie apocalypse…. .

    • Fenix

      What point are you trying to make?

  • Lucas Neault

    This story line with Negan is getting old….fast !! This season as a WHOLE….BORING!!

    • BL

      Boring like all the women you’ve slept with think you are, including your Mom and Sister?