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‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner Says Season 6 Finale Was ‘Never Intended to F— With People’

At a screening of the divisive season-six finale of “The Walking Dead,” showrunner Scott M. Gimple assured the audience they weren’t toying with people when it came to the ending of “Last Days on Earth.”

“We never intend to f— with people,” Gimple said when the moderator, director Paul Feig, asked him how beholden he feels to the comics. “You all just saw the episode and I want to go on record and say we were not trying to f— with you.”

The showrunner added that even though there may be tweaks, like certain characters out or under-living their comic book counterparts, at the end of the day they are telling the story of the comics.

“We have 153 issues of story to draw from,” Gimple said. “I think it’s an amazing thing to have that as a basis. We may be remixing it, enhancing it, emphasizing parts of it, but I feel it only makes the tapestry richer. It is the story from the book but we are doing it in different ways.”

While most of the panel, which followed the screening, was filled with fun anecdotes about life on the set, Lauren Cohan said she felt they reached a peak with the season six finale.

“I feel like this finale has been the pinnacle of the emotional connection we have with the cast,” the actress, who plays Maggie Greene, said. “We all go to some crazy and vulnerable places on the show, but there was something about that final scene with us all lined up.”

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