In anticipation of next month’s Season 7 premiere of “The Walking Dead,” airing October 23, let’s take a look back at the drama’s 16 most shocking deaths of all time (see photos above). From Hershel (Scott Wilson) to Deanna (Tovah Feldshuh) and everyone in between, AMC’s zombie series has claimed the lives of some of our favorite characters over the years … with at least one more death on the horizon thanks to new baddie Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).
Here is AMC’s plot description for the first half of the new season, which does include spoilers: “Season 7 sees the group fractured, broken, bereaved, and picking up the pieces while living under the thumb of oppression. Negan will have successfully brought the survivors under his will, brutally convincing them to live under his rules with a deadly and horrific example of what happens if they don’t.”
This year’s executive producers are Scott M. Gimple (showrunner), Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse. Per AMC, as in previous seasons, this year’s 16 episodes will air in two parts, with the first eight episodes kicking off October 23 and the final eight returning sometime in February 2017.