'The Walking Dead' star Norman Reedus on the 'wild animals' of season 6
No wonder an Alexandria civil war is brewing. The people that have lived there are used to having dinner parties while the people that just showed up are used to watching their friends get eaten for dinner by zombies. (Lunch and breakfast too—I don’t think zombies keep a formal mealtime schedule or anything.)
So whose fault is that? The folks living in civilization unaware of the danger outside the walls, or the people who no longer know how to live in civilization? Such thoughts were on the mind of Walking Dead star Norman Reedus when we caught up Daryl Dixon himself at our EW cover shoot and asked what to expect when the show returns to AMC on Oct. 11. “Season 6 is much different than the previous seasons,” says Reedus. “It’s kind of our group being okay with stability and fighting stability and figuring out if we can actually live with other people.”
According to Reedus, due to all they’ve been through out in the big bad world, some may indeed be too far gone. “You’ve taken a bunch of wild animals and put them in a domestic environment, and some of them prefer to be wild animals, and some of them can’t figure out how to be anything other than that. So we’ve come to a place where we can live with the public or live in a community and us having inner turmoil with trying to discover if that’s possible at all.”
We’ll find out when season 6 returns. In the meantime, watch Reedus share his thoughts about season 6 in the video above—beware of one NSFW word—and make sure to check out the new Walking Dead EW issue while you’re at it. Plus, for an absurd amount of Walking Dead scoop, follow Dalton on Twitter @DaltonRoss.