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Off Topic: What’s Next on The Walking Dead?

TWD_Season6I know many of you can’t wait for Feb. 14 to arrive. No, not because f Valentine’s Day. Come on, we’re talking about the day of the midseason premiere of Season 6 of The Walking Dead on AMC. Fortunately, my DVR is loaded with past TWD episodes thanks to that marathon leading up to New Year’s. It’s time to take a look at what we know so far about Season 6 of TWD and what’s next.

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan takes ovr the role of Negan on The Walking Dead. Photo/Jon Kopaloff, FilmMagic; Charlie Adlard/Skybound/Image Comics

Jeffrey Dean Morgan takes ovr the role of Negan on The Walking Dead. Photo/Jon Kopaloff, FilmMagic; Charlie Adlard/Skybound/Image Comics

WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR: Glenn survived that walker-filled alley, teamed up with Enid and was about to be reunited with Maggie before the walls of Alexandria were breached by a horde of walkers. Deanna got bitten and went out in blaze of glory. Carol got into a throwdown with Morgan after he saved a Wolf because he is living by the mantra “all life is precious.” Rick and much of the crew disguised themselves with walker guts in an effort to escape an overrun Alexandria, but we can tell Jessie’s youngest son, Sam, is about to blow their cover by speaking like an idiot. Walkers don’t speak. This kid is killing the team. Jessie’s older son is butt-hurt that Enid fell for Carl, so we know that’s a future problem for Carl. Daryl, Abraham and Sasha are confronted by a new group that are revealed to be “The Saviors,” who tell our heroes that all of their possessions now belong to Negan.

Tom Payne will play Paul Monroe, aka Jesus, on The Walking Dead. Photo/The Walking Dead, Image Comics.

Tom Payne will play Paul Monroe, aka Jesus, on The Walking Dead. Photo/The Walking Dead, Image Comics.

WHAT’S NEXT: You thought “The Wolves” were bad? You ain’t seen nothing yet. Negan, the bat-wielding, foul-mouthed psychopath, is about to be dropped on the TWD universe.

“As far as shake-ups go, we have lots of shake-ups from season to season,” TWD creator Robert Kirkman told EW. “It keeps things interesting — keeps the blood pumping, I like to say — but Negan is kind of an atomic bomb that’s going to be dropped on the show and the show will probably never be the same after that. So buckle up, I guess?”

Negan is being played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who geeks will know as the Winchester’s dad in “Supernatural,” the Comedian in “Watchmen” and recently as the private eye in “The Good Wife.

“When it comes to the Saviors, and Negan in particular, the way I’ve always thought about this in the comics is this is a group that’s led by a guy who’s had his morality dial a few clicks away from Rick toward the darker aspects of his personality, but is still an intellectual and capable leader who’s kept his group alive against all odds just as long as Rick has,” Kirkman said. “It’s really the best encountering the best.”

Another popular character from the comics that will by making his TWD debut is Paul Monroe, aka Jesus, who is played by little-known actor British Tom Payne. Jesus was from the “Hilltop” community and could end up becoming in ally of Rick and the group. They are going to need allies to have a shot at surviving Negan and “Lucille.”

I can’t wait to see if Ezekiel will be joining the TWD universe as well. One thing’s for sure, the censors are going to have their work cut out trying to bleep Negan’s vast arsenal of vulgarities.

That’ll do it for now. Stay alive and keep walking.

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