The Walking Dead: No Room for Hate, Discrimination in TWD Universe

This isn't the usual update on The Walking Dead universe. Normally, we would be covering something having to do with the upcoming six "extra" episodes on the way starting Sunday, February 28. Or we would be covering the return of the sixth season of Fear the Walking Dead or speculating how deep down the CRM rabbit hole The Walking Dead: World Beyond is going to take viewers. But this time, we're shifting gears to throw our support behind a tweet put out on Monday from Skybound's main TWD Twitter account. While we're going to avoid speculating over the reason why the message needed to be posted (though considering how social media can be, it's sadly not a surprise), what you're about to read is something that a true fan of TWD universe already knows: the fandom is an ever-increasing tent in which everyone is welcome- with the warm understanding that diversity is what makes the franchise so amazing.

The Walking Dead World Beyond (Image: AMC Networks)
The Walking Dead World Beyond (Image: AMC Networks)

"Hi, hello. If LGBTQ+ characters on television (or anywhere) make you uncomfortable or angry, please unfollow us," the tweet stated bluntly- and they're right. If you love a show about a diverse group of strangers coming together to survive a walker apocalypse but still can't get past your hate? You need to find something else to enjoy. There's no room at the inn for you. Because you have no understanding of the core foundations of the series, twisting it to match their warped, narrow-minded view of society- one in which they're the eternal victim, of course. Here's a look at the full message- and a side note? If you weren't excited to see Felix (Nico Tortorella) and Will (Jelani Alladin) reunited on TWD: World Beyond, then you have no f***ing heart:

What We Know (So Far) About The Walking Dead Season 10C

Here's a look at the official trailer as well as a behind-the-scenes video released for Season 10C, followed by a mini-season overview and the episode intel (with the updated table read videos, including today's clip from "Find Me") that were released. Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Perry Mason, Scorpion) as Mays, Hilarie Burton Morgan (One Tree Hill, White Collar, Friday Night In with the Morgans) as Lucille, and new co-star Okea Eme-Akwari (Greenland, Cobra Kai) as Elijah are set to join the cast. The six new episodes will debut Sunday, February 28 at 9 pm ET/8CT, followed by a new episode of Talking Dead each week.

Last on The Walking Dead, we witnessed the fall of Alpha (Samantha Morton) and the end of the Whisperers War. The Kingdom had fallen, Hilltop was virtually destroyed and Alexandria abandoned to prepare for final battle. Our survivors were trapped and separated from one another. Yet, when faced with almost certain death, they rallied together to fight, killing Beta (Ryan Hurst) and eliminating the threat of the horde.

In these six new episodes, we find our survivors trying to pick themselves up by their bootstraps following the destruction the Whisperers left in their wake. The years of struggle weigh upon them as past traumas surface, exposing their more vulnerable sides. As they question the state of humanity, the state of their collective community, and the states of their minds, will they find the inner strength to persevere with their lives, friendships, and group intact?

EPISODE 1017 – "Home Sweet Home": Maggie (Lauren Cohan) has returned with a story she is not ready to share, even when her past catches up to her. Negan's (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) safety is at stake again. Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Maggie fight an unseen and unknown threat. Director: David Boyd / Writers: Kevin Deiboldt & Corey Reed.

EPISODE 1018 – "Find Me": An adventure for Daryl and Carol (Melissa McBride) turns sideways when they come across an old cabin. It takes Daryl back to the years when he left the group after Rick disappeared as he relives a time that only the apocalypse could manifest. Director: David Boyd / Writer: Nicole Mirante-Matthews.

EPISODE 1019 – "One More": Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) and Aaron (Ross Marquand) search for food and supplies to bring back to Alexandria. Small tragedies lead to bigger tragedies as faith is broken and optimism is fragmented when they are put to the ultimate test. Director: Laura Belsey / Writers: Erik Mountain & Jim Barnes.

EPISODE 1020 – "Splinter": Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), and Princess (Paola Lázaro) are captured and separated. Princess struggles with memories of her traumatic past and tries to escape one way or another with the help of Ezekiel. Director: Laura Belsey / Writers: Julia Ruchman & Vivian Tse.

EPISODE 1021 – "Diverged": Daryl and Carol come to a fork in the road and head their separate ways. Each going into their own type of survival mode, the easiest of challenges become much harder. Will their individual journeys be the tipping point needed to mend their friendship or is the distance between them permanent? Director: David Boyd / Writer: Heather Bellson.

EPISODE 1022 – "Here's Negan": Carol takes Negan on a journey, hoping to minimize the increasing tension. Negan reflects on the events that led him to this point and comes to a conclusion about his future. Director: Laura Belsey / Writer: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.

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