Season 7 of AMC‘s The Walking Dead is almost here, and I’m sure most of you are already chomping at the bit to see what will happen next. Be careful what you wish for. Tom Payne, who plays Jesus, suggests that the return of everyone’s favorite zombie drama will be difficult to watch.
The beginning of next season is going to be very tough and pretty graphic and horrible. But it sets up the whole season, it’s the beginning of the whole next story, it sets up Negan, this awful, awful person and the things that he is capable of doing. And that sets up the challenge for Season 7, and I recognize you probably could have done that at the end of Season 6 but I think it’s going to be a really great opener.
Well at least he admits certain things should have been done at the end of Season 6, like we’ve all been saying this whole time!
“Unfortunately I think a lot of people who are wishing for the death and wishing that they had seen it,” continued Payne, “I think after the first episode they might wish they hadn’t wished for it because it’s going to be very brutal and a huge downer.”
It sounds like the show is really going to embrace Negan’s sociopathic, megalomaniacal nature. You’re going to want this guy good and dead, but, like all dastardly good villains, he won’t meet that end any time soon.
The Walking Dead Season 7 premieres Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.