Something "very, very bad is coming" on The Walking Dead season 6, according to Andrew Lincoln (who plays Rick). The actor and the show's special effects supervisor/director Greg Nicotero spoke about things to come and the overall tone for the second half of season 6.
Nicotero explained, during an interview with Den of Geek, how a severely injured Carl squeezing Rick's hand at the end of the season 6 midseason premiere titled No Way Out, is "probably the closest we have to a happy ending".
He added, "Trust me when I say that from [No Way Out] onwards, the show has a different tone. There is a bit of a lightness in [episode 10]. There's a lightness to that episode that's a direct correlation to that sense of hope that we experienced at the end of the last episode, and light in a way that feels very unlike our world. There's a confidence and we're moving forward."
"It's really about opening our world now, you know, when Rick says to Carl 'I want to show you a larger world' he doesn't realise exactly how large the world is going to get, especially for our group. It's an exciting time," he added.
Lincoln agreed saying that a major part of the series has been the group "looking inwards and the group dynamic and Alexandria and how can they assimilate. Now we're looking outside the walls and, like you say, the shots got bigger and wider and more expansive as this season goes on and I think in one direction we certainly see hope and then in the other direction we see something very, very bad coming..."
The Walking Dead season 6 episode 12 titled Not Tomorrow Yet, airs this Sunday, 6 March on AMC. Check out the official synopsis below:
Rick and the others realise that the only way to maintain the peace of Alexandria is to fight a new enemy. The only problem is that they might be outmatched.