The Walking Dead Showrunner Confirms Time Jump Flashback Sequences Will Appear in Upcoming Episodes
Angela Kang reveals that a few story gaps will be explained at some points during the remainder of season nine.
By Chris Morse
AMC wasted no time unraveling the mystery behind The Walking Dead’s Whisperers, the mysterious group of survivors who wear walker skin masks to blend in with herds, but there still remains at least one mystery that has yet to be addressed: the mysterious scar marks shown on Michonne and Daryl. Jesus actor Tom Payne previously mentioned the story behind those marks might warrant his own return to the series and it would appear that flashbacks are definitely in the cards for one or more upcoming episodes.
Showrunner Angela Kang confirmed to EW that the story will take us back to that six-year time jump through flashback sequences “more than once.” Read her full answer below.[blockquote-0]
In a rather interesting reveal, Kang also teased a bit of the upcoming story and confirmed that the fair will take place before the season is over. As readers of the comic series know, the communities coming together to hold this festival is a plot point that ties closely into the events that unfold surrounding the Whisperers. We won’t outright spoil it here but if the finale includes what we think it will, viewers are going to be in for a wild conclusion to the season.
Finally, Kang also commented on where Negan might be heading following his escape from prison, since this particular arc is playing out a little differently from the source material so far. We expect this angle to carry over well into season ten, but the showrunner nonetheless offered her take on what the character will soon be up to when the series returns from its midseason break.[blockquote-1]
All in all, Kang was not only able to share a little insight into the remaining eight episodes of this season, but she also had the chance to tease the broader strokes that the current Whisperers story arc might take. It sounds like all the right pieces are lining up to make the season nine conclusion one to remember.
The Walking Dead will return for eight more episodes on February 10th at its usual time on AMC.
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