This Former ‘Walking Dead’ Actor Knows Who Negan Killed
It’s no secret fans are disappointed in “The Walking Dead” season six finale. After an eight-episode, five-month build-up, viewers were finally introduced to Jeffery Dean Morgan’s Negan. We were promised a death — by the cast and crew, as well as Negan himself. But we didn’t get to see it.
We don’t know who died — and that angers lots of fans. Many fans have said they felt betrayed and won’t be tuning in this October for the season seven premiere. Some have gone as far as to file a petition to have AMC and series showrunner Scott M. Gimple reveal who Negan killed. But that won’t get anywhere.
Shortly after the finale aired, Chandler Riggs, who plays Carl Grimes, took to Twitter to let people know that even he doesn’t know who Negan killed — and he was there! They filmed that scene six months prior to it airing, so he’s been waiting a lot longer than we have. People then assumed that no one knows who Negan killed, not even the cast. But, as it turns out, one cast member knew, and he or she told another former cast member.
When asked if he knew who Negan killed, Tyler James Williams, who played Noah in “The Walking Dead” season five, told EW that, yes, he does know. He said he found out around the same time they were filming. “They were still shooting [season] 6,” says Williams. “So like, middle of 6.”
While Williams won’t say who told him, he did say it was a cast member. “We all still speak and they kind of keep me up to date and stuff on what’s going on and all of that. … You have to understand, [showrunner Scott M. Gimple] knows everything seasons and seasons out, so people knew, but we can’t say anything. No one can say anything. So it’s actually better to say that we don’t know.”
So was Riggs lying to us or did he truly not know who Negan killed when the finale aired? It’s possible that, in order to keep things secret, Gimple only revealed the details to the unlucky actor/actress who plays the character that was killed? After all, it would suck to come back in the summer, shoot the premiere episode and realize your character has just been killed off.
“The Walking Dead” returns for its seventh season this October.