In both November's mid-season 5 finale and the mid-season premiere that aired this past Sunday, we've seen some major occurrences that will impact the group in big ways moving forward in AMC's The Walking Dead. Taking part in separate interviews, The Walking Dead comic book series creator/TV show executive producer Robert Kirkman and actor Chad L. Coleman recently shed light on what we've just seen and what we can expect to experience through the remaining seven episodes of Season 5, including the impending arrival of new characters, what the future holds for Daryl Dixon, Tyreese's admirable vulnerability, and much more. *Spoiler warning for those who haven't yet seen the latest two episodes of The Walking Dead.*

Speaking with EW, Robert Kirkman touched on the new faces that will soon be popping up on the show:

"So I would say there’s a significant number of new characters possibly on the horizon, and a fair number of those are going to be directly adapted from the comic, which is always very exciting."

Kirkman on Daryl's behavior following Beth's tragic death:

"But coming out of Beth’s death and how he opened up to that character and really cared for her and then ended up losing her—that might lead to him being a little bit more distant, which is going to lead to some other things that I can’t talk about. So I think we’ll definitely see a big shift in the way he interacts with everybody moving forward."

To read the rest of EW's interview with Kirkman, visit:

Talking with Variety, Chad L. Coleman discussed the warrior within Tyreese and the vulnerability that he's also not afraid to display:

"You know what, it was just a happy marriage. I think they saw this big guy has an incredible wealth of vulnerability and that’s really compelling. I got love for the comic book Tyreese but the TV Tyreese — whenever you get guys who are pretty much geniuses at human behavior and you give them a second pass at a phenomenal character, that’s an awesome opportunity."

To see a man wrestle with his conscience, to fight tooth and nail not to kill, is a beautiful thing to me."

To read the rest of Variety's interview with Coleman, visit:

“Season Four of “The Walking Dead” ended with Rick and the group outgunned, outnumbered, and trapped in a train car awaiting a grim fate.

Season Five picks up shortly thereafter. What follows is a story that weaves the true motives of the people of Terminus with the hopeful prospect of a cure in Washington, D.C., the fate of the group’s lost comrades, as well as new locales, new conflicts, and new obstacles in keeping the group together and staying alive.

Stories will break apart and intersect. The characters will find love and hate. Peace and conflict. Contentment and terror. And, in the quest to find a permanent, safe place to call home, one question will haunt them…

After all they’ve seen, all they’ve done, all they’ve sacrificed, lost, and held on to no matter what the cost… Who do they become?”

The next new episode of The Walking Dead, "Them", airs Sunday, February 15th at 9:00pm EST. To see photos from the upcoming episode, visit:

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Source: EW
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