With just two days away from the season premiere of the 7th season of The Walking Dead, one thing that has been on our minds since the 6th season cliff-hanger, who is Negan’s victim? Some fans were frustrated with the cliff-hanger, and others have endless scoured the whole internet for some sort of spoiler to find out just who will be Negan’s victim. Surprisingly, that secret has remained safe and almost everyone will be watching the season premiere completely spoiler free.
It hasn’t been an easy process maintaining one of the best-kept secrets in recent TV history. Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman talks about the extraordinary measures the production crew has maintained to keep the mysterious death a secret.
“Not sending screeners out [to press] is a big one. There’s a lot of extra security measures on distribution and the international dubbing and those things to help prevent the kind of leaks that we’ve had in the past. There has been a lot of tactics used in filming that have been used on films — monitoring actor movement and trying to do things in secret. We’ve employed body doubles in places to make people think that people are in places that they’re not. It’s pretty exciting to try and hide certain things.”
Not just do they need to attempt to keep spills from the season debut, yet privileged insights for different scenes for the seventh season have additionally been kept under wraps, and the generation team has needed to experience uncommon spy craft to forestall spills for further scenes too.
“This is a big season, so we’re not just protecting things that happen in the first episode; there are things that happen in the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth episode and beyond. We’re trying to maintain that secrecy so when people watch the show, they can have that same experience they have in the comic where you don’t know what’s going to happen and it comes as an exciting surprise as the story moves forward. There is a lot of secrecy surrounding this season and when people watch the episodes, they’ll see why and hopefully appreciate it.”
The Walking Dead returns Sunday, October 23rd on AMC.