The wait for the sixth season of The Walking Dead is almost over. The show will make its return for its latest season next month on october 11 at 9:00 pm ET/PT. However, for an added bonus, AMC has confirmed that the premiere will be an extended 90-minute episode.
The season premiere, “First Time Again,” is written by Scott M. Gimple and Matt Negrete and is directed by Greg Nicotero. In the first episode of the new season, Rick and the group are having trouble assimilating into Alexandria. However, a new threat arises. Will it bring them closer together or drive them further apart?
The season five finale of the show was the highest-rated finale in the show’s history, drawing 15.8 million viewers and 10.4 million adults in the coveted 18-49 demographic. Season five of the show saw the group group of survivors being formed into consummate survivors by the world around them, nearly turning them into villains. To make it as far as they have, they have had to go through some heartbreaking challenges and evolved into powerful people. The cost of that evolution has been great. In the last five episodes of the season, Rick accepted an approach of unapologetic brutality by murdering fellow Alexandrian Pete.
In The Walking Dead Season Six, it starts with Alexandria’s safety becoming shattered by multiple threats. To survive, the people of Alexandria will be forced to adopt a mindset closer to group’s hardness while many of Rick’s people will need to take a step back from the violence and pragmatism they’ve needed to embrace. The reversals for the group will not happen easily, or without conflict. However, 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. That will be the case even if that threat comes from within.
In addition, you can check out a new preview released for The Walking Dead Season 6 in the player below.
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