The ending of The Walking Dead season 6 may have been among the most controversial that was done in TV. Ironically, it's not because of anything scandalous or alarming—rather it's because of just how much fan speculations, debates, reactions, and comments it has garnered.
As far as the showrunners, crew, and cast are concerned, however, it appears that mainstay Andrew Lincoln values all of the reactions, good and bad alike.
The star who plays Rick Grimes shared with Entertainment Weekly that he appreciates how people are still talking about the cliffhanger ending.
If you haven't been up-to-date with The Walking Dead, the last season ended without showing just who the victim of Negan and Lucille's head-bashing was. For the most part, some people felt that it was an annoying move, since several people already know who should have gotten it.
According to Lincoln, the whole cast and crew are always in that "tightrope" of balancing the original content from Robert Kirkman while also delivering their own creative hand in The Walking Dead.
"We're trying to do our own thing amongst it, but of course there are bits that we honor… I know everybody's excited. I know that there is a very vocal, a very opinionated, fervent fanbase that know the comics and can't wait to get to certain character and places. But we're doing a different thing."
While he asks that viewers don't try to get ahead of themselves on what will happen in the coming season, he also shared that he's not spared the occasional question of who will die in the first episode of The Walking Dead season 7.
From leaving his house to going through customs, Lincoln admits to getting these questions. There are even those that ask why he is in a certain country and not working on the series. But again, he sees this in the most positive way possible—fans keep talking, whether they love what happened in season 6 or hate it.
The Walking Dead will be back on Oct. 23.