This Sunday, the small screen will be dominated by the Super Bowl, but next weekend, the undead will take over when The Walking Dead returns with the back half of Season 6. To get fans ready for the midseason premiere, AMC has released a new preview, where several cast and crew members tease what's next for Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the rest of his survivors in Alexandria. What's most intriguing is Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) reveals that there will be another major death before Season 6 comes to a close.
This falls in line with an interview Norman Reedus gave last month, where he hinted at a "big fight." We also hear from Glenn (Steven Yeun), who almost died in the first half of the season, along with Melissa Suzanne McBride (Carol), Ross Marquand (Aaron), Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha), Christian Serratos (Rosita), Danai Gurira and Andrew Lincoln, who teases that the show is getting to a part in Robert Kirkman's comic book that he's been looking forward to. Of course, as many fans know, he's referring to the emergence of the villain Negan.
While we won't see this villain in the flesh until the end of the season, we saw in the midseason prologue that Daryl, Sasha and Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) encounter a group of Negan's Saviors. We reported in November that Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been cast as Negan, who will be introduced in The Walking Dead Season 6 finale, before becoming a series regular in The Walking Dead Season 7. Negan's arrival may be a sign that a beloved character will be killed off soon, but we'll have to wait until the Season 6 finale to find out for sure.
Negan is introduced in the 100th issue of The Walking Dead, where he and his group took Rick and the Alexandrians by surprise, before choosing a random person to kill, Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun). After we saw Glenn fall into a zombie herd with Nicholas (Michael Traynor) in this season's third episode Thank You, his fate was unclear, but we found out a few weeks later in Heads Up that he managed to escape alive, as he began his journey back to Alexandria with Enid (Katelyn Nacon). Towards the end of November's mid-season finale, Start To Finish, we saw both Glenn and Enid scaling a tree near one of the Alexandria walls, although it's possible that Glenn doesn't reunite with Maggie and the rest of the group right away.
When we last saw Rick and his small group of Alexandria survivors, they had covered themselves in zombie guts and were trying to make a break from the overtaken community. Of course, we don't know where exactly they are heading to, but it's been rumored that they will visit the Hilltop Colony, which was first mentioned in Issue 92 of the Robert Kirkman comics, just eight issues before Negan's introduction. Who do you think Rick, Daryl and the rest of these survivors will fight with? Check out this new preview and chime in with your theories as we get closer to the midseason premiere on Valentine's Day.