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Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman teases season 6 secrets and spin-off series

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The Walking Dead left all of its main characters in tight spots at the end of its fifth season finale. (Rick’s breakdown, anyone?) Unsurprisingly, fans are already speculating about what we might see in the show’s upcoming sixth season, as well as in its new spinoff series, Fear the Walking Dead.

The show’s cast and creative team are known for being relatively tight-lipped about spoilers. But during a panel at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas this week, producer and comic writer Robert Kirkman took to the stage to chat—and according to Vulture, he dropped some cryptic hints about both shows. 

For starters, the relationship between Rick and Morgan will continue to be a big focus moving forward in season 6. Kirkman did skirt around questions about Glenn’s rumored season 6 death—but don’t worry: Should Glenn actually meet his end, Steve Yuen (who joined Kirkman on the panel) promised the fan favorite would go out with a worthy bang.

As for Fear the Walking Dead, Kirkman revealed that the show will not only be a standalone series, but also will be more of a prequel—and one that could potentially focus more heavily on the walkers. And although it’ll take fans back further than The Walking Dead ever has, we won’t, unfortunately, find out the secret behind how the zombie outbreak actually started. (Hey, can’t win ‘em all. Maybe some things are best left unexplained.)

Check out what Kirkman, Yeun and AMC president Charlie Collier have to say in a clip from the panel below:

And in a related video, watch Norman Reedus talk about the items he has taken from the Walking Dead set: