The Walking Dead: Season 6 – Scott M. Gimple EW Interview

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So we ended last season with Rick seeming to take control in Alexandria. Will that extend into season 6?
SCOTT M. GIMPLE: Last season was this very strange quote-unquote “happy ending.” As I was working on the finale, it was just very interesting to me that the stakes weren’t that Rick was going to be kicked out, but oh, is Rick going to have to kill a lot of people? The onus was completely on him, but in the end he found a way, and providence found a way, that he could demonstrate to these people what they need to do and who he really is. And now that he’s done that, he seems to be in a terrific position to bring these people around to his way of thinking, and have it not be based in antagonism. But I will say, the world often gets in the way of Rick’s plans.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY:What else can you say about season 6?
SCOTT M. GIMPLE: I’ll say this: I think there’s a really cool aspect to the first half of the season that serves almost as a prequel to some direct comic stuff in the second half of the season. I think there’s a way that Robert did some of the story that we’re reaching that had a real past to it, where people are referring to some things in the past in the comic. And we’re able to portray some of that backstory in some ways that you didn’t get to see in the comic.

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