The Walking Dead is back for its seventh season. In the season premiere episode, ‘The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be,’ AMC promises that “Negan’s actions will haunt the surviving members of Rick’s group forever.” We’ll see about that — and hear about it on Talking Dead, the one-and-a-half hour show that will dissect the episode with the cast, showrunner Scott M. Gimple and writer Robert Kirkman.
Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick wrote a forward for Entertainment Weekly’s Ultimate Guide to the Walking Dead (which is on sale now). It’s about the first time he saw The Walking Dead (San Diego Comic-Con, 2010) and how it became his favorite show — “I was hooked. Immediately.” Hardwick says the show’s success can be summed up in one simple word – community. “It’s an ‘Inception’ of community layers: The Walking Dead is a show about a tight community made by a tight community for a tight community. It makes us face the most basic questions about who we’d become in an extreme world and who would be there with us.” The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9pm; Talking Dead at 10pm on AMC.