At least one person knowns the identity of Negan's victim in The Walking Dead Season 6 finale aside from the showrunners. And he claims that the entire cast knows the answer, too. But they're all lying to avoid a potential spoiler slip-up. The person who takes Negan's death blow has actually been known by the cast for a while now.
At least that's the claim former The Walking Dead star Tyler James Williams is making in a EW Radio interview. Even though Chandler Riggs, who plays Carl, has Tweeted out the fact that he doesn't know the victim's name, that doesn't appear to be true. Shortly after the Season 6 finale Last Day on Earth aired, director Greg Nicotero claimed that all of the actors were being kept in the dark until Season 7 starts shooting this summer.
One person who has already said he knows the name of Negan's victim is Norman Reedus, revealing this secret piece of intel on The Today Show. Though, he refused to provide an answer. Tyler James Williams, who played the doomed Noah in Season 5, also refused to give up the ghost. But asked if he knew who it was, he said this.
"Yes. Yeah, I know. They were still shooting [season] 6. So like, middle of 6 [I found out]. We all still speak and they kind of keep me up to date and stuff on what's going on and all of that. You have to understand [showrunner Scott M. Gimple] knows everything seasons and seasons out, so people knew, but we can't say anything. No one can say anything. So it's actually better to say that we don't know."
Tyler James Williams learned the identity of Negan's victim from a cast member who is still working on the show, which goes to back up the claim that those sitting on victim's row know who got killed. Tyler James Williams wouldn't say which co-star spilled the beans. But he did discuss what it was like to watch the show after being killed off by a heard of walkers in a revolving door in the episode Spend.
"It's so weird. It's fun in the sense of I have kind of the background information on certain things now. I'm not just watching it obscurely. And then also trying to fit this character's storyline into what is happening - like the whole Wolves development, Noah's family was killed by the Wolves. We really weren't privy to that at the time and that whole thing, so that makes it a lot more interesting."
While fans won't learn the identity of Negan's victim until The Walking Dead returns this October, it sounds like whoever received that death blow knows they need to find a new job, quick. The easy money is on Glenn, who was killed off in the comic books. But there are 11 characters with their heads on the chopping block. And it could be any one of them.