The Walking Dead has a penchant for delivering iconic moments from the comic books, albeit often with a twist and involving different characters. Season five of the hit AMC series introduced viewers to Enid, played by Katelyn Nacon, when Rick’s group first arrived at the Alexandria Safe-Zone. Though an original character created specifically for the show, fans quickly noticed that Enid was assuming the comic book storyline of Sophia, a character who met an early demise in the middle of season two. Actress Katelyn Nacon spoke to Comicbook.com at Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta about Enid’s future and how her character will continue to take over Sophia’s comic book story arc.
In the comic books, Sophia was effectively adopted by Glenn and Maggie after the death of her mother, Carol. Katelyn Nacon commented on how Enid began to take on that role in the series.
“Glenn and Maggie adopt her and it was starting to look like that,” she said. “They were starting to become almost parental figures in her life. So, maybe, we might see it. I hear Sophia is a total bad-ass in the comics.”
However, fans hoping to see Enid take on Sophia’s role as Carl’s love interest in the comics may be disappointed to hear Nacon does not think the young characters should be jumping into a relationship.
“I don’t know if it’s the best thing for both of them but at the same time you always want to see someone be happy,” Nacon said. “I really care about Enid. If it brings her happiness instead of pain, then yes.”
Up until this point, our characters have lived through conflicts… Disease, hunger, scores of the undead, tragedy, betrayal, and unthinkable loss. Through this, they’ve become formidable. Powerful. Unstoppable.
To start Season Seven, that power is taken away. They had found safety and stability. They had created a home. They thought the world was theirs. They thought they knew the world. They were wrong.
The first half of Season Seven sees our group fractured, broken, bereaved, and picking up the pieces while living under the thumb of oppression. Negan will have successfully brought the survivors under his control, brutally convincing them to live under his rules with a deadly and horrific example of what happens if they don’t.
Other characters are unaware of what’s happened, but have become separated from the group either by incident or choice — they will learn that they can’t escape this new turn of their world, either. This half season is about these characters starting over.
The overall theme of the season is beginning again. The world isn’t what they thought it was. It’s bigger and it’s even more dangerous.
The Walking Dead airs on Sunday 9:00 pm ET on AMC.