The Walking Dead season seven promises an emotionally exhausting premiere where fans will have to endure as AMC recently announced that a 90-minute episode of the Talking Dead is going to air right after the show.
The previous season’s cliffhanger left fans wondering who is going to be killed by Negan (Morgan) with his barb wired-baseball bat nicknamed Lucille. The show has been very secretive about the identity of the killed-off character and AMC offered no hints by inviting the entire cast to appear on the Talking Dead premiere.
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“As a fan myself, even I crave a supersized ‘Talking Dead’ to do what it does best – serve as a focal point for fans – along with Chris, the producers and the largest cast the show has ever assembled – to experience, discuss and process together this emotional episode,” AMC president Charlie Collier said on Monday.
The recap show will feature guests Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Steven Yeun, Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Michael Cudlitz, Chandler Riggs, Sonequa Martin-Green, Christain Serratos, Josh McDermitt, Ross Marquand and Andrew Lincoln – all of the actors featured in the finale episode of season six scene. Executive producers Robert Kirkman and Scott M. Gimple will also appear on the recap show with host Chris Hardwick.
In addition, tickets are up for grabs for the screening of The Walking Dead season 7 premiere and Talking Dead taping which will go down in the legendary Hollywood Cemetery in Los Angeles. The Talking Dead at Hollywood Forever ticket sweepstakes will open on Tue., Oct. 4 at 7AM/6c ET.
Anticipation grew even stronger when Greg Nicotero, the director of the season premiere, recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly where he acknowledged that “it was by far the most emotional episode” that he had ever shot.
“Where we left these characters at the end of season six is, they’ve been broken,” Nicotero said. “Their world has literally become smaller and smaller and trapped them, and now they’re in a situation that they’ve never been in before where the cavalry is not coming over the hill.”
Talking Dead debuts on Sunday, October 23rd at 10:00PM ET/PT right after The Walking Dead premiere at 9:00 PM ET/PT.
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