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While humans often comprise some of the most dangerous threats faced by Rick Grimes’ group of survivors on The Walking Dead, that does not discount the fact that the walkers have always remained a constant, vigilant threat to the lives of everyone on the show. With the show about to start its sixth season, the AMC horror series has promised to deliver some of its strangest zombie encounters yet. Here's what Norman Reedus has to say about the weirdest zombie we'll see in Season 6:
There’s a creepy humor flavor that he sort of throws in there sometimes, and he’s the only one that understands it or knows what he’s going for. There are super beautiful elements to his zombies, but sometimes there’s a little something funny in there that just he knows and nobody else knows — or major comic-book fans or major zombie fans. There’s one particularly beautiful, gruesome zombie — he’s got a lot of green moss on him.?
In a recent interview with EW, Daryl Dixon himself discussed how showrunner Greg Nicotero plans to up the ante in terms of creating memorable walkers on Season 6 of The Walking Dead, noting that green moss will be a key to one wild-looking zombie. Green moss may not sound like much, but The Walking Dead has done an incredible job of taking minor details about walkers and fleshing them – pun wholeheartedly intended – out with gruesome effect. Considering the well walker from Season 2, or the riot gear walkers from Season 3, the promise of seeing such an interesting zombie seems like a tall order. However, aside from mere shock factor, the encounter with this walker will also harken back to a past moment between Daryl and Carol.
But when you see that episode — it’s in Episode 6, I think, that particular zombie — something happens, and it harks back to a Daryl and Carol moment. I’m going to let you just guess what that could be, but there are Easter eggs in some of those zombies, so you’ll see it in Episode 6.
Nothing else has been said about what the Easter egg could be. Given the presence of green moss and vegetation that covers the zombie, maybe this particular walker will have a Cherokee Rose growing out of him – the flower Daryl gave to Carol during Season 2 while he searched for the missing Sophia. Or perhaps the Easter egg will harken back to something more visceral, such as when they plummeted off of a bridge inside of a car during Season 5 while searching for Beth. The two have one of the richest relationships on The Walking Dead, so there’s any number of moments that the show could pay homage to.
As if we weren’t already excited about the sixth season of The Walking Dead, this tease has certainly been enough to whet our appetites. Season 6 of The Walking Dead premieres on Sunday, October 11 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.