“The Walking Dead” showrunner Scott Gimple and actor Steven Yeun are finally addressing the season 6 scene which shocked a lot of fans specifically due to Glenn’s death.

After weeks of suspense, episode 7 of “The Walking Dead” season 6 showed how Yeun’s character, Glenn Rhee, survived the zombie attack. In an earlier episode of “The Walking Dead,” fans were heartbroken and outraged when Glenn fell into a horde of walkers after Nicholas, played by Michael Traynor, shot himself. In episode 7, it was revealed that Nicholas’ body shielded Glenn from the walker attack and that he crawled under a dumpster to hide from the zombies.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Yeun shared during an interview with AMC’s Talking Dead, that he felt “relieved” that his survival was finally unveiled and that he was “very grateful” for the support he received from fans.

He also mentioned that he was “amazed” at how the viewers reacted to the Glenn’s death.

"I feel bad that I couldn't say anything to everyone and to the family and friends I'm pretty sure I lost along the way,” he added. “It's been overwhelming. I didn't know how to take it all."

Yeun also commented on how he had a hard time filming the dumpster scene since he was claustrophobic. Still he pushed ahead with the challenge, despite staying under the dumpster for nearly seven hours while the scene was being filmed. The actor also mentioned on how Glenn’s survival meant that the “world still can take that story of the good guy winning sometimes.”

“I really like the fact that it's not this bent of always seeking out something miserable happening on television or something terrible and sulking on that and rather just really accepting the fact that sometimes good guys survive,” he added.

Meanwhile, “The Walking Dead” showrunner Gimple stated during the Talking Dead interview that Glenn’s story was “one of uncertainty.” He mentioned how the characters living “The Walking Dead’s” Alexandria are unsure whether their loved one will able to return to the town.

“It was important to do a story this year about uncertainty and that the audience would share that uncertainty that the characters had,” he explained. “Like in episode five: Maggie (Lauren Cohan) didn't know what happened to Glenn, and I wanted the audience to be exactly where she was and to feel the exact same way."

Meanwhile, Glenn may be safe now but his death may soon come in future episodes of “The Walking Dead” given the addition of villain Negan, to be played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, to the story. In “The Walking Dead” comic books, Glenn was killed not by a walker but by the villain Negan.

“The Walking Dead” season 6 airs every Sunday on AMC in the US and every Monday in Australia on Foxtel’s FX.

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