A special ninety-minute live edition of “Talking Dead” will follow the seventh season premiere of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” on October 23rd according to a press release from the network.
The recap show will feature guests Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Chandler Riggs, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Ross Marquand, and Jeffery Dean Morgan – all of the actors featured in the final scene of the sixth season finale.
The cliffhanger left viewers wondering which person Negan (Morgan) beat to death with his barb wired-covered bat. The victim’s identity remains shrouded in secrecy and executive producer Greg Nicotero tells Cinema Blend that the reveal is just the start of the episode’s shocks:
“There’s so much more that happens in that episode that is more heartbreaking than that moment, that by the time the episode’s over it’s almost too much. It’s that intense. It just keeps getting worse. It goes lower and lower and lower and lower.”
The “Talking Dead” premiere will tape live in front of a 2,000-member audience at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. The season premiere kicks off October 23rd.