SDCC 2019: 'The Walking Dead' stars drop major hints about the upcoming 'paranoia' season at Comic-Con Bash
The San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) panel 2019 was witness to show creators and cast of 'The Walking Dead' as they announced major hints and clues on what to expect from the horror-drama series based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman.
The show chronicles the events following a zombie apocalypse, after which humans try to survive in an increasingly hostile world. At Comic-Con 2019, Nadia Hilker, Avi Nash and Eleanor Matsuura from 'The Walking Dead' chatted with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) about where the show is heading in the next season.
What new additions should one expect from the next season? Nash, who plays Siddiq, a former vagabond and doctor rescued by Carl and brought to Alexandria, said: "We're all going to be different because we have lived in the apocalypse for 10 years. We've changed. We are new, improved versions of ourselves." Matsuura, who plays Yumiko, said: "There is a lot of paranoia in the upcoming season," to which Hilker (Magna) added, "Especially between Magna and Yumiko."
Underlying how the entire upcoming season will be full of tension, Nash said, "There's tension all over this season." Talking about what actually terrifies them from the show, Hilker said, "Negan's act really got to me. Watching the scene later was terrifying." Matsuura added, "Samantha Morton's character for me. She is such an incredible actress."
In a shocker for 'The Walking Dead' viewers, actor Danai Gurira, who first made her appearance on season three as Michonne, announced that she will no longer be a part of the show. Bidding goodbye to her fans, she said, "TWD Family is forever, and it never ends. It was a very difficult decision, but it was about my calling and other opportunities I wanted to explore." Gurira, who plays a monster slayer, shed light on the character of her daughter from the show saying, "Michonne has the most amazing daughter in the world."
Meanwhile, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd also revealed that Thora Birch and Kevin Carroll will be joining the cast of AMC's hit zombie series. While Birch will play Gamma, a member of the Whisperers who is highly protective of Alpha, Carroll's character will be named Virgil.