As each day limps closer to Monday October 12 more detail starts to eek out about the new season of THE WALKING DEAD.
Season Five saw our group being formed into consummate survivors by the world around them, nearly making some of them into villains. To make it as far as they have – to have persevered through all of their heartbreaking challenges – they have evolved into incredibly powerful people. But who have they become?
As we saw in the season finale - they've become people who need to kill to survive. Rick particularly struggling with his new normality only again became comfortable as he brutally murdered Pete (after Pete had accidentally killed the husband of one of the Alexandrian leaders).
Then Morgan - the man responsible for initially keeping Rick alive and who somehow has managed to survive by himself - fell back into their midst.
Season Six starts with Alexandria's safety shattered by multiple threats. To make it, the people of Alexandria will need to catch up with our survivors’ hardness while many of Rick’s people will need to take a step back from the violence and pragmatism they've needed to embrace. These reversals won't happen easily, or without conflict.
But now 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, even if that threat comes from within.
The Walking Dead Season 6 premieres express from the U.S. Monday October 12 at 1.30pm (Express) and 8.30pm AEDT on FX, First on Foxtel.