The Walking Dead Season 6’s finally ended on a cliffhanger which saw Negan mauling an unknown victim. There has been rampant speculation about who the said victim is? With fans going as far as saying that it might be rick grimes after all.
On 5th May, a new issues of TWD comic hit the shelves which contained a note from the series writer fto the fans in the Letter Hacks section. His words were, “Okay, the season 6 finale has certainly caused a fervor online. EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT IT. Some people love it. Some people are indifferent. Some people HATE it. We weren’t trying to game the audience, we weren’t trying to FORCE you to come back for season 7….we hope you were always planning on doing that and still plan on doing that.” He even said that the premiere episode is going to hit the fans pretty hard…especially, Rick Grimes.
Many fans are also betting Glen, former pizza delivery boy and now Maggie’s husband, as the victim to Negan’s brutal attack. This likely stems from the fact that in the comics Glenn died through Negan’s hands.
In the AMA session, Kirkman was questioned about the finales response. His response was not clear but he did say that the death of the yet-to-be-known person is going to have an impact on fans as well as further season.
“I just want to point out that a lot of what you seem to hate about the finale are your assumptions of how season 7 will start,” he wrote. “The death will have no impact now, etc. I assure you it will. You’re welcome to be unhappy with the episode that aired. Was it a misstep? Maybe. Only time will tell.”
Kirkman was clearly prepared for the impact that was left on the fans after the season six finale and so he gave responses that not only shut the bad publicity stunts but also made them eager to know what the haughtiness is all about. I guess we’ll have to wait and find out in October when TWD returns!