‘What you’re going to see in the first half of this season is Negan
wreaking havoc. And some of your characters that you’ve
grown to love are not going to be on the show anymore, and it’s going to
end badly for them. It’s going to be a whole new beginning for The Walking Dead.
Really, we’ve taken the show and just flipped it upside down. It’s a
different show now. It’s going to have a different feeling. You’re going
to see your favorite characters in a position that they’ve never been
in before, which is super vulnerable and victimized.’