Scott M. Gimple

The Walking Dead showrunner explains why this next death is different from all the others

A lot of people have died on The Walking Dead. I mean, a lot of people. And that’s not even including the people that are no longer people (as in, zombies). So what makes this next death — which will finally be revealed when the show returns for season 7 on Oct. 23 — different?

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The Walking Dead showrunner teases what's next for 'conflicted' Dwight

As much as Walking Dead fans may be hating on Negan for what he is in the middle of doing to one of the main characters, there is plenty of hate left for one of the big bad’s lieutenants  — Dwight. After all, the dude stole Daryl’s motorcycle, stole Daryl’s crossbow, shot Daryl, and appears in season 7 promo footage to have stolen Daryl’s jacket. WHAT DOES THIS GUY HAVE AGAINST DARYL DIXON?!?

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The Walking Dead showrunner looks back at what makes Barnageddon a 'defining moment' for the show

Ahead of the release of The Walking Dead’s seventh season, EW takes an inside look at the horror franchise. Entertainment Weekly’s Ultimate Guide to the Walking Dead is on sale now and can be found with a collectible cover on newsstands after Oct. 14. As part of the book, we spoke to key Walking Dead figures to look back at one of the biggest moments from each season. Some may be major, others a bit more subtle.

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The Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple addresses controversial cliffhanger

The Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple says he wasn’t surprised that some people did not like the season 6 cliffhanger in which we did not learn the identity of Negan’s first Alexandria victim, but he was surprised by the intensity of the reaction.

While Gimple acknowledges and respects the various opinions of the fan base, he is also firm in his commitment to the vision of the show. “All of this is on behalf of the audience,” he tells us.

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The Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple defends controversial cliffhanger

[SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Sunday’s The Walking Dead season finale, “Last Day on Earth.”]

The Walking Dead ended its sixth season in brutal fashion for both the characters and the viewers. Brutal for the characters because they had to watch one of their own get pulverized with a barbed wire-covered baseball bat, and brutal for the viewers because they were left hanging for more than six months without knowing who was on the receiving end of those deadly blows.

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The Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple previews the introduction of the Hilltop

All guts, all gory! Entertainment Weekly takes you behind the scenes of the series that lives to shock. In this week’s cover story on the pulse-pounding return of The Walking Dead, we’ll take a deep dive into the jaw-dropping twists, scripts that made the cast physically ill, and a new villain who’s more terrifying than any zombie.

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