While things are looking very bleak for Rick's group in The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere, Andrew Lincoln has said that there is a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel.
Michael Cudlitz has forewarned that The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere should be the least of our worries, and while we have no doubt that things will only get worse in Season 7, the Walking Dead will undoubtedly be the most horrific thing we've seen on the show. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, star Andrew Lincoln appears to concur that Season 7 goes to a very dark place. He shared, "We are opening up in a way that we’ve not done before. And it truly is very brave, and is something that I looked forward to in the book. I’ve always thought this is really when it started to get really interesting. Because it’s like, how are these different communities reinventing themselves? And what kind of society have they built? It’s really, really cool. It feels deeper. It’s darker.”
There's a light at the end of the tunnel, though. Lincoln continued, "This is a very, very dark season but it’s always darkest before the dawn. Hang in there, guys, because it’s alive. It feels like there’s a great shape at the moment that [showrunner Scott M. Gimple] is crossing for the show and it’s very, very exciting. It began a few years ago and it’s turned into much more expansive, courageous, and more adventurous storytelling, both time-wise and location-wise.”
Lincoln added that the relationships between Alexandria, Hilltop, the Saviors and the Kingdom are very much what drive the main arc of Season 7. The actor said, "Yeah, I think that is very much the dramatic meat of this season. And what you will see is a much bigger universe, an expansion. This world is about to get a lot bigger. That’s what’s about to happen in Season 7. Obviously, the fallout from the death is going to make different alignments between the people that survive the death and any other communities.” For regular updates on The Walking Dead Season 7, click the green subscribe button below. In related news, a Walking Dead Season 7 actor has said they're "glad to be out" of the premiere. Are you excited for the Season 7 premiere?