I don’t know if anything can ever equal last year’s Walking Dead season premiere in terms of action and intensity. From the throat-slitting at the trough, to Carol blowing up a hundred zombies, to Tyreese bursting through a door like the Kool-Aid man, it was a nonstop assault. However, according to several members of the cast we’ve spoken with, this year’s premiere (which airs Oct. 11 on AMC) is unlike anything they’ve ever attempted.
Our cameras caught up with star Lauren Cohan and we asked the woman behind Maggie Greene how she would describe what we’re about to see in season 6. Here’s what she told us:
“I don’t know if anybody has said this yet but we always joke that the writers write these amazing action sequences from air-conditioned offices,” says Cohan. “And I think this season is no exception and definitely rises above. We have the most suffocating beginning to the season that I’ve experienced yet.”
She also echoes Steven Yeun’s comments to EW about some characters having a particularly tough time. “And I think what’s been really interesting is that you see us all kind of make strides in the direction of civility or civilization and a more regimented society,” says Cohan. “And it’s about being really challenged. So we’ll see a ton of challenges and we’ll see people the audience has been introduced to as very stable reliable characters crumbling, and I think it’s going to be pretty scary. Welcome to The Walking Dead.”
Welcome, indeed. To see Cohan chatting about season 6 for yourself, click on the video above. And for more Walking Dead intel, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss.
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