In yet another eye-roll worthy claim from the team behind The Walking Dead, The Hollywood Reporter claims their “sources” report that 11 different death scenes were filmed to keep Negan’s victim a secret until Season 7 premieres in October.
According to THR, each of the 11 cast members involved in the Season 6 finale line-up have already filmed a death scene. The Walking Dead producers and episode director will then work with the show’s editors and pick the character who dies.
This news comes only days after multiple “cover your ass” type maneuvers by AMC and The Walking Dead. Last week, AMC issued a cease and desist to The Spoiling Dead Fans, a popular TWD spoiler forum, threatening them with a lawsuit if they even offer an opinion regarding who dies in the Season 7 premiere. Next were comments made my Executive Producer Greg Nicotero, who claims that they might not be filming Season 7 in sequential order.
So why does this news smell shittier than the Season 6 finale?
Lets look at the logistics of filming 11 different death scenes and picking who dies at a later time. More intelligent fans might realize that this is completely implausible. Filming 11 death scenes would also require production to film 11 different versions of Season 7 altogether. How do you film a season of a show and then decide later which character will die in Episode 1?
This would require writers to create several different story arcs based on who did and did not die in eleven different scenarios. Doing so would result in extended filming schedules, more writing time, and more money – which we all know AMC is cheap as hell.
Swing and a miss, AMC!