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The Walking Dead Mid-Season Premiere Release Date, New Poster, Trailer; Does the Comic Book Source Material Spoil the Ending?

( [email protected] ) Jan 15, 2016 05:37 PM EST
The Walking Dead has just put out a new trailer for when the show returns for part 2 of Season 6.  The mid-season premiere will reveal more about Rick, Glenn, and the rest of the survivors, but it looks like those that have read the Source Material (The Walking Dead graphic novel inspiration) might already know how it will all end.
The Walking Dead will Return in February. AMC

The Walking Dead has just put out a new trailer for when the show returns for part 2 of Season 6. The mid-season premiere will reveal more about Rick, Glenn, and the rest of the survivors, but it looks like those that have read the Source Material (The Walking Dead graphic novel inspiration) might already know how it will all end.

According to Vanity Fair, the shot of Carl and Jessie joining hands is most likely an allusion that should be familiar to those that are familiar with the comic book source material. There is a scene in the panels where Jessie grabs Carl's hand, and she won't let go. The issue is that the walkers are all coming in close, and the only way for Rick to free Carl is to cut Jessie's hand off at the wrist. It is possible that this part of the comic could make its way onto the screen adaptation, but it would not be the first time the screen story has deviated from the source material.

The poster also has a walker wearing a wedding ring in the mid-section (which you can see above). This is Deanna, who has come back from the dead to go after Rick and his gang of survivors.

The Poster teases "A Larger World", which means that the group is about to meet something bigger than the castaway towns they have been encountering for the past six seasons. We have previously reported on other things from the comic book source material that will work their way into the final half of season 6 such as the Hilltop Colony, and how Jesus (the nickname of a character in The Walking Dead universe) will affect the show.

It is also meaning that it is time to bring in Negan. Negan has crucial importance in the world of The Walking Dead comics, but the character will finally be revealed on screen as Watchmen actor Jeffery Dean Morgan. There is a shot on the trailer that reveals a gang who says that "your property now belongs to Negan". If Rick and his friends are about to hit a larger world, they might not like what they will see.

I still predict that the ending of Season 6 will go down as it was shown in The Walking Dead issue 100, and this is where those who do not want spoilers will want to stop reading.

The Walking Dead issue 100 is considered a landmark shocking moment in the series as not only did it introduce Negan, but it showed him killing Glenn with a barbed-wire baseball bat. Considering all the hubbub that happened a few weeks ago when it was thought that Glenn was dead, this moment would be a terrific season-ender.

Granted, the television show has been known to stray from its comic book source material, but this one might make fans really mad. Especially as The Walking Dead has been known for teasing audiences with characters who survive so much hardship, and then get quickly dispatched, like Beth from Season 5.

So this is how Season 6 could end, but we shall see. The Walking Dead Season 6 will return on Sunday, February 14, 2016.