'The Walking Dead' Creator Says No to a Season 7 Cliffhanger
AMC and The Walking Dead met harsh criticism from its fan-base when season 6 ended on a cliffhanger, refusing to reveal who new antagonist Negan had chosen for his victim in some, honestly, pretty clever filming techniques.
In any case, comic book series creator Robert Kirkman is aware of the backlash - who couldn't be? - and has told EW that fans can probably rest easy on whether season 7 will end in a similar manner or not.
“Look, I think as a creative person I have to acknowledge that all responses are valid, so I definitely have to take note that there’s a seemingly significant portion of the audience that wasn’t happy with that direction, so in that respect I think everyone on ‘The Walking Dead’ creative team has taken note of that, and I don’t know that I would expect a similar cliffhanger at the end of season 7,” Kirkman said.
“A lot of the responses were like, ‘Ah, these jerks trying to pull one over on us,’ and it’s like, ‘No. It’s all done in an effort to keep you entertained,'” continuing on to outline his love for the audience.
“We love the fan base, we love the audience and so if you didn’t like this one, you’ll like the next one,” Kirkman said. “We hopefully have many more seasons to go.”