The Walking DeadSeason Five of “The Walking Dead” saw our group being formed into consummate survivors by the world around them... nearly making some of them into villains. To make it as far as they have – to have persevered through all of their heartbreaking challenges – they have evolved into incredibly powerful people. But who have they become?
The last five episodes of Season Five answered that question with Rick accepting an approach of unapologetic brutality in murdering Pete, a fellow Alexandrian.
Season Six starts with Alexandria's safety shattered by multiple threats. To make it, the people of Alexandria will need to catch up with our survivors’ hardness while many of Rick’s people will need to take a step back from the violence and pragmatism they've needed to embrace. These reversals won't happen easily, or without conflict.
But now Rick’s group is fighting for something more than survival...
They're fighting for their home, and they will defend that at any cost, against any threat, even if that threat comes from within.
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By Andrew Lincoln
Rick is a wartime leader. Transitioning to the more peaceful world of Alexandria has been challenging. To Rick, none of the Alexandrians know what it takes to survive in this new world. Sadly, if you have something worth protecting, trouble always finds a way of getting in. Rick’s ability to lead will be put into question.X
By Norman Reedus
Daryl is a rare example of someone who became a better version of himself in the apocalypse. Alexandria reminds him of the society that once rejected him. Aaron taking Daryl on scouting missions gives him new purpose, as he believes there is still a world worth saving beyond your immediate friends and family.X
By Chandler Riggs
Carl had to become an adult at a very early age in order to survive. Now in the safety of Alexandria, he’s able to try forging friendships with peers for the first time since the prison. Carl wants Alexandria to work, and has assimilated very well. But he’s still the son of Rick, and that makes him a target.X
By Danai Gurira
Michonne picked up her katana with reluctant acceptance that no one can leave behind the savagery of this world. She is trying to envision the next phase of societal living, a future beyond survival. No longer wanting or needing to be alone in the world, Michonne has in her life people she loves and people who love her as well.X
By Steven Yeun
Glenn chose not to kill Nicholas last season, showing his leadership has taken on the better attributes of Hershel and Rick. He will do what it takes to protect people while staying true to the person he has always been.X
By Lauren Cohen
Maggie recognizes Deanna’s mission and believes in the value of Alexandria. She embraces increased responsibilities for more than just her group because she believes in Deanna’s dreams of making Alexandria a strong, good, thriving community.X
By Melissa McBride
Carol still plays the role of the meek housewife to diffuse tensions in Alexandria. Troubling circumstances around their community will see that facade start to crumble. Although she comes off as cold and unaffected by the violence she’s perpetrated, she starts to show how she is profoundly affected by her decisions.X
By Sonequa Martin-Green
Sasha spent the better part of last season questioning why she made it to Alexandria when Bob and Tyreese did not. In Alexandria, she started seeing a reason to not give up – a reason to live, to be a part of this new world. She is confident, and makes sure to share her new outlook on life.X
Abraham feels most alive when he is putting himself in immediate danger. He experienced action during his military career, confronted action in the post-apocalyptic world, and now craves action on a daily basis. It fuels him. These are not suicide missions. Living in Alexandria is the first time in years he has not been in danger every single moment. He wants to keep fighting outside the walls so he isn’t nervous about staying behind them.X
Tara, awakens to learn the terrible things that happened. Still in a weakened physical state, she is much more capable and hopeful than she’s ever been in the post-apocalyptic world.X
Scott M. Gimple
Executive Producer / Writer
Scott M. Gimple joined “The Walking Dead” in 2011 as a co-producer and writer. Since then, he has penned multiple episodes, including Episode “Clear;” “This Sorrowful Life;” and the midseason finale, “Pretty Much Dead Already.” In 2012, he became Supervising Producer. Gimple started his television work in animation, writing/producing for Walt Disney Television Animation and Nickelodeon.X
Gale Anne Hurd
Gale Anne Hurd is one of the industry's most respected and innovative film and television producers. Over the course of her career, Hurd has developed and produced films that have garnered critical and popular acclaim. Hurd has carved out a leading position in the previously male-dominated world of the blockbuster and become a recognized creator of iconic cultural touchstones.X
Executive Producer /Writer
Robert Kirkman is the creator/writer of the best-selling The Walking Dead comic books and graphic novels and Executive Producer/Writer of AMC’s hit television show “The Walking Dead.” Before “The Walking Dead” was a pop culture sensation, it was already a successful comic book and just one of many comics that Kirkman has created for his Skybound imprint and publisher Image Comics over the past ten years.X
David Alpert is a partner in Circle of Confusion LLC, a film and television management and production company with offices in Los Angeles and New York. Circle produces film, television and new media, and represents writers, directors, actors, producers and content creators. In addition to his dual role as a producer and representative, Alpert also runs the operations of the company.X
Exec. Producer / Director / Writer
His vision for creature and character design can be seen in such TV shows and movies as Django Unchained, “Breaking Bad,” Kill Bill, Predators, Transformers, Land of the Dead, and Army of Darkness, among others. His groundbreaking work on “The Walking Dead” has earned him and his team back- to-back Emmy® wins for Best Prosthetic Makeup, along with nominations for visual effects.X