"The Walking Dead" Season 7, Episode 6 "Swear" - Who Are These New Characters?
AMC recently released a new trailer for The Walking Dead season 7, episode 6 which showed Tara (Alana Masterson) and Heath (Corey Antonio Hawkins) out on their supply run. Another clip from a different trailer for the same episode showed new characters.
Warning: potential spoilers for The Walking Dead. Fans are warned to read at their own risk.
The Walking Dead season 7, episode 6 titled "Swear" is rumored to be 70 minutes long. The synopsis for the episode reads:
"Someone stumbles upon a brand new society. And this society is unlike anything seen before." Now, fans obviously know that "someone" is Tara, based on the trailer.
The brand new society will be the "Oceanside". Fans of the comic series of The Walking Dead will remember that the Oceanside is another community of survivors living on the east coast of the United States.
The Oceanside is located near the state of Virginia. In the comics, people from this community began trading with Alexandria, the Hilltop, the Kingdom and Sanctuary after the end of "All Out War" with Negan.
Now, it seems like The Walking Dead showrunners are bringing in the people from the Oceanside early to help all the other communities. Fans will meet the fierce women of this group who have also dealt with significant loss within their community, much like everyone else.
Here are some of the characters fans will meet on "Swear".
Cyndie will be played by Sydney Park. In the trailer, fans can see Sydney help out Tara, as she seemed to be washed away by the ocean.
Her casting call described the character as kind, but with a "world-weary toughness." Cyndie also knows her way around weapons but is reluctant to use them unless necessary.
Rachel is another character that fans can see from the teaser trailer. The character is played by Mimi Kirkland. Rachel is a fearless little girl who knows how to kill walkers.
The character Natania is rumored to be the group's leader. "She's a grandmother whose softer edges have been scraped away by the harshness of her experiences," the casting call for the character says. The character will be played by Deborah May.
As expected, there will always be that someone who won't be as welcoming as the others. In this case, it would be Beatrice, and her friend Kathy. Beatrice will be played Briana Venskus.
Nicole Barre will be playing the character of Kathy on the show.
People have also been freaking out due to rumors spreading that The Walking Dead season 7 episode 6 will feature "The Whisperers". The Whisperers are another group in the comics who uses walker skin as to camouflage.
However, the Whisperers doesn't appear in the comics until much later after All Out War. Some spoilers suggest that these Whisperers' look alike are just Easter eggs planted by the show to foreshadow their arrival later on.
Another big question fans have is whether or not Heath will make it out alive. Spoilers suggest that this is the only episode Corey Antonio Hawkins filmed, which could mean Heath's dead.
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