"The Walking Dead" Here's what producers have to say about shocking season finale cliffhanger

"The Walking Dead" season six finale had fans angry, disappointed and shocked. The producers have spoken on the cliffhanger ending and fans being upset.

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The 16th episode of "The Walking Dead‘s"  sixth season, “Last Day on Earth,” aired on Sunday, April 3, 2016,  and was full of twists and turns, and also ended on a cliffhanger which has the Twittershpere furious.

The episode which offered viewers their first look at Negan and his infamous Lucille, ended with Negan playing a game to decide who would be the first to meet Lucille.

As he made his decision, the camera angle switched to the position of his victim, leaving viewers to wonder who was on the receiving end as the scene faded out.

The season ended without revealing the identity of Negan's victim.

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Scene from mid-season premiere episode of "The Walking Dead"

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Executive producers Scott M. Gimple and Robert Kirkman have commented on the cliffhanger ending and fans being upset.

Scott M. Gimple on the cliffhanger ending:

“The end of the story is what people saw. And when we reveal who was on the receiving end there, that’s going to be the start of another story. The kickback effects from that, what it makes everyone into, how people react, how the world changes for everyone, that’s the next part of the story.”

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Kirkman on people being upset abot the cliffhanger:

“First of all, as a fan, I love cliffhangers. I love that tension. I love the anticipation of finding out what it is. If you read the comic book series, I think pretty much every issue ends with a big cliffhanger… And I think that’s a lot of fun. But this story, the cliffhanger isn’t the story.

The story of the episode, and Scott and Matt Negrete did such a great hob of setting up how confident Rick was going into this. This episode is about the loss of that confidence. It’s about changing that mindset. It’s about tearing Rick Grimes down and that’s the conclusion of this story. So while it does seem like a cliffhanger, that’s the conclusion. And the story of who died, the story of what comes next, of who Negan killed, of what comes after that, that’s really the story of season 7.”

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"The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick, Steven Yeun as Glenn, Chandler Riggs as Carl, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha, Lauren Cohan as Maggie, Norman Reedus as Daryl, Lennie James as Morgan, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Michael Cudlitz as Abraham, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Alanna Masterson as Tara, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Ross Marquand as Aaron, Alexandra Breckenridge as Jesse, and Austin Nichols as Spencer.

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