This is it, folks. Park a spot on the couch, or set your DVR if you can’t make it. It’s not a spinoff, it’s not a spinoff of a spinoff set on a plane, it’s the real thing. The Walking Dead Season Six is about to begin. It’s time to get things started on the Zombie Show Tonight!
The Walking Dead Episode 6.01 “First Time Again”
Written by Scott Gimple and Matt Negrete
Directed by Greg Nicotero
Season 5 of “The Walking Dead” saw our group being formed into consummate survivors by the world around them… nearly making some of them into villains. To make it as far as they have – to have persevered through all of their heartbreaking challenges – they have evolved into incredibly powerful people. But who have they become?
The last five episodes of Season 5 answered that question with Rick accepting an approach of unapologetic brutality in murdering Pete, a fellow Alexandrian.
Season 6 starts with Alexandria’s safety shattered by multiple threats. To make it, the people of Alexandria will need to catch up with our survivors’ hardness, while many of Rick’s people will need to take a step back from the violence and pragmatism they’ve needed to embrace. These reversals won’t happen easily or without conflict. But now Rick’s group is fighting for something more than survival…
They’re fighting for their home, and they will defend that at any cost, against any threat, even if that threat comes from within.
As one last pre-season bit of promotion, AMC has put out three more “Then and Now” interview shorts with cast members: this time sitting down with Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun, and Norman Reedus. What are their favorite moments?
The Walking Dead shambles into its sixth season Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 9/8 Central on AMC.