The Walking Dead Season 6: Kirkman Teases Major Character Death

Robert Kirkman wants you to know there might be a major character death in The Walking Dead season 6.

The Walking Dead Chewing on a bone

Robert Kirkman is already on the promo circuit for the sixth season of The Walking Dead. Speaking with AMC President Charlie Collier and Stephen Yeun (Glenn) at the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters Show, he got a chance to tease what’s next for Rick and his group.

During the discussion, Kirkman and Glenn briefly discussed Glenn’s possible death next season: “The way that we make the show — the writers and everybody really want to focus on making things poignant and purposeful and meaningful,” Yeun said. “So if it were time for Glenn to go, then it’s probably going to be awesome.”

Kirkman also confirmed that there will be a lot of interaction between Rick and Morgan next season.

“Having Rick and Morgan together, finally, again is a huge deal, and it’s definitely going to be a big part of Season 6,” Kirkman said. Morgan, of course, caught up to Rick in the season 5 finale. Throughout the season, we saw glimpses of Morgan’s journey, as he got closer to his friend.

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Kirkman continued: “Now it’s a very different Rick and a very different Morgan who are going to have a completely different relationship. And it’s the questions of how they’re going to interact, how they’re going to work together — if they’re going to work together — and what comes from those interactions is going to be basically the spine of season six.”

Finally, Kirkman said there’s no end in sight for the show: 

“This isn’t the kind of show where the creative team is going to say, ‘It’s important to us that we end it here,’” Kirkman said. “The story that we’re trying to tell is so big, and the framework is set in the comics — I’m producing more than 12 issues a year. All of that stuff is stuff that we would like to someday adapt into the show.”

“Our longterm goal was to tell this unrealistically massive huge story, so by going season after season after season, we actually are maintaining the integrity of what we originally set out to do,” Kirkman added. “So I think there’s a possibility to go for many, many years.”

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