The Walking Dead season six finale left fans with one of the most controversial and frustrating cliffhanger teases of all time. Now we know when we will finally get the answer to that burning question, “Which member of Rick’s group did Negan execute?”
The cast and crew of AMC’s hit zombie series shambled into San Diego Comic-Con today, bringing with them a new official trailer and an October 23rd premiere date. The 16-episode season will, once again, be divided into two 8-episode parts, with the second half to debut in February 2017.
Season six of The Walking Dead culminated in the highly anticipated appearance of Negan (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan), an infamous character from the Walking Dead comic series. Viewers were long-prepared for one of the survivors to meet the business end of Lucille, Negan’s barbed wire-wrapped bat. However, many were unprepared (and more than a little outraged) to be left hanging as to the identity of Negan’s victim.
At Friday’s panel, which was moderated by Chris Hardwick, Robert Kirkman addressed fans’ frustration, and confirmed that Negan’s victim will be revealed in episode one.
“It’s definitely worth the wait,” Kirkman said, adding, “It’s a fantastic premiere to a fantastic season.”
The Comic-Con trailer doesn’t give away any details about who dies, but it does offer a first look at King Ezekiel (played by Khary Payton), another fan-favorite from the comic series, along with his tiger.
Check out the trailer below!