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'The Walking Dead' Showrunner Says Finale Was 'Never Intended to F— With People'

'The Walking Dead' Showrunner Says Finale Was 'Never Intended to F— With People'

Norman Reedus and Lauren Cohan hit the stage to speak at their The Walking Dead: For Your Consideration Event held at The Montalban Theater on Monday (April 11) in Los Angeles.

The two stars were joined at the event by showrunner Scott M. Gimple, executive producer-director Greg Nicotero, editor Dan Liu, and casting directors Sharon Bialy and Sherry Thomas, as well as moderator, director Paul Feig.

“We never intend to f— with people,” Gimple expressed about the season six finale (via Variety). “You all just saw the episode and I want to go on record and say we were not trying to f— with you.”

“I feel like this finale has been the pinnacle of the emotional connection we have with the cast,” Lauren added. “We all go to some crazy and vulnerable places on the show, but there was something about that final scene with us all lined up.”

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  • Dan Dean

    What these idiots fail to realize is that it doesn’t matter now who Negan kills. He could kill one or even three people and it wouldn’t make a difference. The moment is gone and we can never get it back. The only thing left for them to do is stop making excuses for that travesty and admit they fucked up. They may not have intended to fuck with us, but they did end up fucking us. There’s a difference.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    Exactly. What difference would it have made to show who he killed? People are going find out when they start filming and pictures get leaked out on who is on set and who isn’t. This was a stupid move. The entire episode was boring until the last 10 minutes and then they ruined it again by not showing who Negan killed.

  • millerz

    I must be the only one who thought the ending was brilliant. Yeah frustrating but holy crap did I feel like it might have been me to get the bat!! Tremendous acting. Been a JDM for years. So excited to see him on the show even though his character scares me!

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  • lassou

    I like the actor, too, but I would be happy to see him LEAVE if it means Negan goes, too. I’m a fan of the TV show… not the comics. Last night I watched a couple of eps from the prison days, and was amazed by the difference in quality of the older shows over the new ones. These characters have been behaving out of character; it makes no sense to me. They’ve lost what they had, and this lead up to Negan was a huge letdown. DON’T GET ME WRONG!!!! That was a deadly intense final scene and I let myself get fully into it. They probably could have saved it for a lot of people with a 5 sec overhead shot at the very end, but… that’s just my opinion. That would have given fans time to grieve and see how they feel next fall. But it was too much. I’m done. I don’t care who he killed or who he kills next– he already killed the franchise: at least for me.

  • lassou

    I think now we will find out if the COMIC fans alone can keep the show going, lol… they seem to be the only ones happy these days.

  • lassou

    We’re back to the comic book– they finally killed Glenn. Opens up a lot of stuff for Maggie. Nothing complicated or devious… just revert to the comics, and screw the TV show fans. Happy, Kirkman?

  • lassou

    I guess I should give them credit for walking that fine line between TV and comic as well as they did for so long. There is your kudos– now “so long!”

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