"The Walking Dead" Season 7 'Changes Everything,' Says Norman Reedus

In the season finale of "The Walking Dead" Season 6, it quickly became clear that Rick Grimes and his group had no idea what they were dealing with when they went up against Negan and his Saviors. Now, one of the main characters is dead (though we still don't know who) and Rick is in Negan's employ -- whether or not he likes it. While speaking to Deadline about his new show "Ride," Norman Reedus -- who plays Darryl Dixon on AMC's hit show -- weighed in on this dramatic shift of power and its implications on Season 7.

"It's a brand new world right now, man," Reedus shared. "We have big bad guy and that opens up our world quite a bit and changes everything. I mean, you see a shift of power completely on our show. And you see a lot of people who've gone through a whole lot, having to bite their tongue for a minute and deal with this new world and this new villain. If you know the comic books, it opens up even larger than that."

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Though he hasn't spoiled any of the details, Reedus has gone on record about this fall's Season 7 premiere in previous interviews, saying, "I think probably the planet is going to explode. That's my feeling. It's so good. Every time we go on a promotional tour talking about what's going to come, we all say, 'Oh my God, it's amazing. I can't wait for you to see it.' But it continually surprises me how this show grows and is put together and the execution of it -- no pun intended. It blows my mind. It just continually reaches a new plateau every single time, and this is the highest plateau we've ever been. So just wait. It's worth the wait, trust me."

"The Walking Dead" will return to AMC for its seventh season this October.

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