Season 5 of The Walking Dead saw Rick's group being formed into consummate survivors by the world around them... nearly making some of the survivors into villains. To make it as far as they have, to have made it through all of their heartbreaking challenges, they have evolved into incredibly powerful people. But who have they become?
The last five episodes of Season 5 answered that question, with Rick accepting an approach of full brutality in murdering Pete, a fellow Alexandrian.
Season 6 starts with Alexandria's safety shattered by multiple threats. To make it, the people of Alexandria will need to catch up with our survivors' hardness while many of our survivors will need to take a step back from the violence and pragmatism they've needed to embrace. These reversals of roles won't happen easily. Or without conflict.
But now our group is fighting for something more than survival... They're fighting for their home, and they will defend that at any cost, against any threat.
Even if that threat comes from within.
Season 6 stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Michael Cudlitz, Lennie James, Sonequa Martin-Green, Alanna Masterson, Christian Serratos, Josh McDermitt, Seth Gilliam, Tovah Feldshuh, Ross Marquand, Alexandra Breckenridge and Austin Nichols.
Season 6 is executive produced by Robert Kirkman, showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.
Season 6 premiered on FOX on Monday 12 October 2015, at 21h20. The season went on hiatus after eight episodes had aired to accommodate a similar hiatus in the USA and resumed on Monday 15 February 2014, in a new timeslot at 21h00.