By RODNEY HO/ email@example.com, originally filed Friday, July 10, 2015
With "The Walking Dead" season six a mere three months away (October 11), fans at Comic Con in San Diego got to see the first trailer and it was posted on YouTube immediately.
But showrunner Scott Gimple warned not to take trailers at face value. "We sometimes play with the truth in trailers," he said during a panel Friday with 13 people including Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus and Steven Yeun. However, "Rick absolutely is faced with challenges to the way he does things and also including these people in the way that he does things."
The zombies are looking more decomposed than ever! Plus, there appear to be no shortage of them. Rick looks to remain in a serious leadership role in Alexandria but facing resistance - of course. And Daryl? In trouble himself.
The focus on Morgan who was a key player in the very first episode of "The Walking Dead" in 2010 will continue. Lennie James, the actor who plays Morgan, said he spent all these years trying to find Rick. Now that he is, "now it appears he wishes he hadn't."
And there will be flashbacks, including one episode that will be entirely in flashback.
The wolves will certainly play a role, Gimple said, which certainly isn't surprising given the teases we received at the end of season five.
Read more details here at EW and here at TV Line.
And for those interested in the spinoff out of Los Angeles "Fear the Walking Dead," which focuses on the days just as the apocalypse is happening, here's the first full-fledged trailer:
As one of the characters intones, "When civilization ends, it ends fast."
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