The Walking Dead has been renewed for another series, before the start of the seventh season next week. The zombie drama, made by US TV network AMC, will be followed by The Talking Dead, a show which discusses storylines after the final credits. The final scene of the sixth series showed new baddie Negan, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, killing one of the main cast with his barbwire-covered baseball bat which he calls Lucille. The show is broadcast on Fox in the UK.
The programme's main producer, Scott Gimple, recently reassured fans that they would find out who Negan's victim is in the first episode of the new series. The possible victims for the first episode include Rick, Carl, Rosita, Aaron, Eugene, Maggie, Sasha, Michonne, Glenn, Daryl and Abraham. Talking about his character, Jeffrey Dean Morgan says Negan is worse than the Governor from series three, who was played by David Morrissey. "It's not just the charisma. A lot of people follow him out of fear of getting an iron to the face or worse. But he's also kept a lot of people alive for a long time," he told fans at New York Comic Con earlier this month.
Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd also said fans would see more of the Walking Dead world, including King Ezekiel (Khary Payton) and his tiger Shiva, instead of the story being focused on a single compound or area.The show attracts large numbers of younger viewers in America. Its average rating among 18 to 49-year-olds is higher than any other TV drama in the US.