Season 6 of AMC's The Walking Dead consists of sixteen episodes; it premiered on October 11, 2015, and concluded on April 3, 2016. It was confirmed on October 7, 2014, that AMC had renewed The Walking Dead for Season 6. Scott Gimple continued as showrunner for a third consecutive season.
The first part follows Rick and his group leading the Alexandria community through a series of crises, including the threat of a massive horde of walkers and an attack by dangerous scavengers known as the Wolves. The second half involves Rick and his companions discovering more survivor communities, making allies of the agrarian Hilltop Colony and adversaries of the Saviors led by the ruthless Negan.
Following the night of Reg’s and Pete’s deaths, Rick's group slowly takes over Alexandria. Morgan helps take Pete’s body to the woods. Pete's son Ron following them, wanting to know where his father's body will be. They discover a quarry where a large herd of Walkers are being held. Deducing it as the reason Alexandria is still standing, Ricks calls a town meeting to get everyone to help lead the Walkers away despite protests from Carter who later fails at an attempt to overthrow Rick.
As the practice run is prepped, the truck blocking the walkers in the quarry falls of the edge allows the megaherd to escape. Rick initiates the plan and everyone goes to their places. Along the way, Carter is bit and Rick puts him down to keep him from screaming. During the run, a truck crashes into the gates of Alexandria with its horn continuously blasting noise, attracting the Walkers.
As Carol goes about a daily routine, The Wolves ambush the community. Carol immediately switches to survival mode. She disguises herself as a Wolf, while killing any intruder she comes across. Morgan is shocked and disgusted by her actions; he only beats down the trespassers, sparing their lives. Morgan manages to scare off the remaining Wolves, but one takes a gun before leaving. Morgan encounters their leader Owen, whom he met prior, in a nearby house. He brutally strikes the man with his staff, possibly killing him.
Enid, feeling the community is unsafe, decides to leave. As she tells Carl goodbye, she is forced to barricade in his house. After the chaos settles, Carl finds a farewell note from Enid: "Just Survive Somehow," it reads.
Glenn, Michonne, and several Alexandrians race through the woods toward the community, where the horn continues to blare. It stops, but the group is anxious to return, as they know that only a catastrophic event could have caused the community to attract attention to itself while the horde of Walkers was still being diverted.
In private, Rick tells Glenn and Michonne that the Alexandrians with them "aren't all gonna make it." Rick instructs them to lead the team back to Alexandria, but to keep going if anyone can't keep up. Heath overhears the conversation.
Meanwhile, Daryl, Sasha and Abraham are driving vehicles that continue to lead most of the Walkers away from Alexandria. When the horn goes off, Daryl wants to rush back to the community to help out. Both Sasha and Rick (over a walkie) advise Daryl to hold his course. By staying with the plan, it is much more likely that many lives will be saved.
As Glenn's group makes its way home, many members fall to Walkers. Heath and Michonne debate on whether they should leave people behind. Michonne reminds Heath that he never had to survive the way Rick and her group has. He doesn’t know what’s it's like to be covered in the blood of friends.
While Michonne, Heath, and the injured in the relative safety of a pet store in an abandoned town, Glenn and Nicholas, who is now fully committed to working with Glenn and redeeming himself, attempt to distract Walkers by setting a fire in a nearby building. The plan fails, though, and the two men wind up getting surrounded by a herd. Glenn climbs a dumpster and helps Nicholas up. After staring at the teeming horde all around them, Nicholas tells Glenn "thank you," and then shoots himself. Glenn gets knocked into the herd by Nicholas' falling corpse. He screams as he's engulfed by feasting Walkers.
Michonne, Heath, and an injured Scott wade through a creek. Heath is shocked to see his blood-soaked reflection in the water.
Rick makes it to the RV. As he is informing Daryl that he has progressed that far, he is ambushed by the remaining Wolves. He manages to kill them all, but several Walkers come out of the forest as he tries to restart the RV's engine.
Morgan speaks to the leader of the Wolves, Owen. As it turns out, he had captured the man, only knocking him unconscious instead of killing him. Morgan relates to him a tale of his past:
Sometime after his second encounter with Rick, Morgan wanders through the woods and recreates his King County bunker at his camp site. He uses walker blood to scrawl messages on the surrounding rocks and trees. "Clear," reads one; "Here's Not Here," another.
He eventually encounters a man named Eastman, who traps him for trespassing. The man was formerly a psychiatrist who specialized in evaluating jailed prisoners to help the state decide whether or not to grant them parole. Using his training, Eastaman deduces that Morgan is suffering from PTSD. Eastman takes it upon himself to help Morgan recover his sanity. Slowly, Morgan regain his senses, learns Aikido, and comes to believe that all life is precious.
One day while scavenging, Morgan nearly reverts back to insanity while visiting his old camp. After a Walker bites Eastman, Morgan fights him, only to lose. Morgan demands that his training be done “not here.” "Here's not here," Eastman replies.
Having returned to living at his old campsite, Morgan rescues a couple from a Walker. Although he is torn as to whether he should go ahead and kill the people, the woman chooses to interpret what he did as an act of kindness. She offers Morgan a can of food. He finally understands what Eastman was trying to teach him.
After Morgan returns to the cabin, Eastman confesses he had killed a man before, an escaped prisoner who, angered that Eastman had attempted to prevent his parole, went on to kill Eastman's entire family. Eastman built a cage in his cabin, the same cage Morgan had slept in for the last few months, and then locked the killer inside, allowing him to slowly starve to death. The act of violence, however, didn't give Eastman any peace, He only found peace when he decided to never kill again..
After Eastman has succumbed to his wound, Morgan leaves the man's cabin, and goes in search of Rick.
Back in the present, Morgan finishes telling his story. Owen then explains to him that part of the reason his people had invaded was so he could get some medicine to treat a previous wound he had suffered, which now has become infected. Owen is unrepentant, however, and tells Morgan that if he escapes, he will kill every last person in Alexandria.
As Deanna takes in the aftermath of the Wolves' deadly attack, she struggles with the community’s downward spiral, as well as her own ability to lead. After her son stops a raid in the pantry, Deanna sees her that he is a hypocrite, having taken items for himself. When she confronts him, he blames her for the mess they’re in. That night, she is attacked by a walker and repeatedly stabs it until Rick finally delivers the final blow. She asks if her vision for the future is a pipe dream, to which he replies “No.”
When Glenn doesn’t make it back, Maggie decides to secretly go out and find him. Aaron learns of her plan, and tries to convince her to stay. He insists that Glenn may still be alive. When Maggie refuses to stop, Aaron helps her. He shows her a passageway through the sewer. They make their way through the tunnels, only to be stopped by an entrance blocked by Walkers. Maggie tearfully admits she’s pregnant. Returning to the surface, Maggie erases Glenn's name from the memorial wall. Aaron helps, and jokingly suggests that Aaron/Erin is a good name for a boy or a girl.
Daryl, Sasha, and Abraham arrive at the 20-mile marker set for leading the herd away from Alexandria. A group of gun-wielding assailants ambush them in cars. As the group flees, Daryl crashes on his bike and is separated from Sasha and Abraham.
Daryl eludes his attackers but comes across Dwight, Tina, and Sherry, who hold him hostage. They believe him to be a hostile member of their former group. They are being pursued for stealing medical supplies for Tina. Daryl helps them escape through a burnt forest. However, Tina is killed by walkers, and Dwight gets cold feet. When they reach Daryl’s bike, the couple steal it, and his crossbow, at gunpoint.
Meanwhile, Sasha and Abraham look for supplies after the attack. As they hole up in an abandoned insurance office, they have conversations that help them grow closer. Abraham goes out looking for supplies, and finds a military case containing rocket-propelled grenades. Then Daryl arrives in a fuel truck he'd found, and the trio make their way back to Alexandria.
After hiding under a dumpster following Nicholas’ suicide, Glenn emerges and finds Enid, who’s steadfast in not wanting to go back to Alexandria. Glenn repeatedly foils her escape attempts, and eventually convinces her that there are people in the community who she cares about, and she should return to them.
In Alexandria, Rick struggles to accept the community as his own. He teaches Ron how to shoot, and reluctantly saves Spencer from death when the young man tries to get a car left outside the gate. Tobin encourages Rick to not give up on the community, because the rest of his group hasn’t.
Rick and Maggie see Glenn’s balloon signal, having their hope restored. Just then, however, the steeple from the church collapses on the perimeter wall.
Rick scrambles to get everyone inside as the walkers pour in. He barricades himself, Carl, Judith, Michonne, Deanna, and Gabriel in the Anderson house. While there, Deanna discovers that she has been bitten.
Carol, hiding in the home Morgan has taken, discovers that the man has kept Owen alive, despite the Wolves nearly decimating the town. Morgan attempts to defuse the situation, but Carol insists on killing Owen. The two fight, and Owen uses the opportunity to knock Morgan unconscious and take Denise, the doctor, hostage. Rosita, Tara, and Eugene arrive, but have to obey Owen’s orders to stand down, for Denise’s sake. Owen takes the woman out of the basement and the house, leaving the other five survivors inside.
Despite successfully defending the Anderson house, Rick and Michonne realize they need to leave and head for the armory. A dying Deanna makes Rick promise to look after her people and her son. Covered in walker guts, Rick and the group make their way out of the house into the herd leaving Deanna with a gun inside the house.
Daryl, Abraham and Sasha are intercepted by another group, who demands their things, as they now belong to “Negan.” Before the leader can kill one of them, Daryl uses an RPG to kill the entire group. Then he, Abraham and Sasha head back to the community.
In Alexandria, walkers swarm the streets. Rick leads the Andersons, Carl, and Michonne through the herd, unnoticed by the Walkers. Unfortunately, Sam eventually panics, drawing attention to himself. He is killed, and Jessie, refusing to let hold of his arm, is also eaten alive. Ron, in anger, tries to shoot Rick, but Michonne stabs him. However, as Ron dies, a wild shot from his gun blows Carl’s eye out.
Denise and Owen make their way through the herd, and the latter helps Denise make her way to the infirmary. He is bitten by a walker when he goes back to save a fallen Denise. He asks why he would have done such a thing, and Denise suggests that perhaps he is beginning to change. Before he can explore that concept further, he is shot and killed by Carol.
After Carl is taken to the infirmary, Rick goes on a walker killing spree. Seeing him struggle, the community slowly joins in to assist. Although outnumbered, the group gets sudden and dramatic backup from Daryl’s group, which has just returned. Daryl uses the fuel truck and the RPG to create a gigantic wall of fire which attracts the attention of most of the remaining Walkers and causes them to walk to their fiery doom.
The next morning, the melee is over, and the survivors sit in stunned silence. Inside Denise's office, Rick talks to Carl, who is still unconscious. Rick explains that he now understands that the Alexandrians can survive, and that Deanna’s vision can come true. Just then, Carl's grip tightens on Rick's hand, signalling that he may be all right.
Rick and Daryl go on a supply run where they find a truck with a large store of supplies. On the way back home, they run into Paul Rovia -- though his friends call him Jesus -- who tells Rick and Daryl that he was just running from walkers. Gunshots go off, but the two discover it was firecrackers, as Jesus steals their truck.
Just outside of Alexandria, Michonne catches up with Spencer, who she had seen sneaking over the wall. As they walk through the forest, Spencer won't say why he is out there, although Michonne notes that he has brought a shovel. Meanwhile, Carl and Enid are relaxing and reading nearby. A Walker, whose face is left unseen, attacks the pair. Enid wants to kill it, but Carl refuses. Enid is angry, and also hurt that Carl won't discuss his reasoning with her. Soon afterward, Michonne and Spencer encounter the same Walker. It is the reanimated corpse of Deanna, who Spencer sadly puts down. It then becomes clear that giving her final closure was the purpose of his search through the forest.
Rick and Daryl catch up with Jesus, and leave him tied up as they leave in the truck. Soon, though, Daryl realizes that somehow Jesus had escaped and is now hanging onto the top of the truck. As the truck slams to a stop, Jesus is thrown off, and Daryl and Rick fight with him. Unfortunately, while the struggle is going on the truck rolls backwards into a nearby pond. The truck sinks to the bottom.
That evening, Michonne tells Carl that she had seen him outside the walls, and asks what he was doing. He tells her that he too had wanted to put down Deanna. In the end, though, he couldn't go through with it. When Michonne asks why not, he explains that he felt that it needed to be done by her own family. He then tells Michonne that if he ever had to, he could put her down. She is touched.
Jesus, who was knocked unconscious immediately after saving Daryl from an approaching Walker, is taken back to Alexandria for questioning. Deanna checks his head wound, after which he is locked in a storage room to keep him from again escaping.
As the night ends, Rick and Michonne sit having a relaxed discussion. They then realize that they have become too close to simply remain friends. They fall into a passionate embrace.
The next day, as Rick and Michonne lie nude in bed, Jesus suddenly appears in Rick’s room. He says they have to talk.
Jesus explains that he’s from a community called the Hilltop. His job is much like Daryl's, except that instead of searching for new members, he searches for other settlements with which to trade. Rick and a few members of his group go to his community to confirm his story. They save a small group of Jesus’ people along the way.
Abraham is continuing to date Rosita, but has begun having serious feelings for Sasha. During the road trip, he asks Glenn if he and Maggie had actually planned to make a baby. Glenn responds to the affirmative, which amazes Abraham. As Glenn explains that the community's survival depends on taking chances and trying to get on with a semi-normal life, Abraham silently begins to wonder if perhaps he should take a chance and follow his own heart.
Once the group arrives at Hilltop, they meet the leader Gregory, who comes off as arrogant and selfish. As Maggie and Gregory discuss trade options, a group from the community returns. One of them stabs Gregory, saying that he has no choice because his brother is being held hostage. Rick kills him. Jesus explains that the Hilltop residents are under the thumb of Negan, the leader of a group called the Saviors. The Saviors are brutal killers, who extort everyone they run across. Hilltop is expected to "share" 50% of all supplies they find or grow, or else Negan will order people to be killed.
Rick's group offers to rescue the man who is currently held hostage. They will also wipe out the Saviors, in exchange for food, medicine, and supplies. Gregory reluctantly agrees to the deal.
On the way back to Alexandria, Glenn and Maggie proudly show off a sonogram photo of their unborn child.
Holding a town meeting, Rick explains the situation with the Saviors and his plan to kill them in order to trade with the Hilltop. Some like Morgan are opposed to the idea while some are for it. After making a plan, Jesus accompanies Rick’s team to infiltrate a satellite station where they are located. They they trick the guars into opening the gates and letting the captured Hilltop people out before killing. Once inside, they systematically kill Saviors in their sleep so as to not arouse an alarm. However, a Savior discovers them and manages to pull the alarm, alerting the compound to the attack. Guns are blazing but the group manages to win. By morning, Heath and Tara go on a supply run and the group prepare to leave. A surviving Savior fails to flee on Daryl’s stolen bike and a voice on a walkie tells them that they have Maggie and Carol hostage.
Paula and her group of Saviors have taken Maggie and Carol hostage. Rick tries to convince them to trade the women for Primo, a Savior who his group has captured. Although Paula initially resists the idea, she eventually agrees. During Rick's final communication, however, Paula becomes suspicious: The lack of static in his transmission suggests that his group has followed Paula's people back to the slaughterhouse in which they are holed up. Paula prepares to defend the building.
Carol, meanwhile, is pretending to be weak-willed in order to get her captors to let their guard down. She waits for the right move. Paula's people begin to show signs of dissent, as a Savior who Carol earlier wounded in the arm demands to take revenge. Paula stops him, but only after being struck in the face by the man, who is also her lover. Carol attempts to bond with Paula over the incident, citing the abusive marriage she was once in. Paula rebukes her, saying that she's weak... which is exactly what Carol wants her to think.
As Maggie is taken away for interrogation and the room is temporarily clear of watchful eyes, Carol sharpens the crucifix on her rosary beads. She then uses the makeshift tool to cut herself free. She attempts to escape with a minimum of bloodshed, as previous conversations with Morgan have caused her to question her propensity toward violence. After Maggie’s stomach is nearly sliced by a Savior, however, Carol immediately kills the person.
Paula appears in the hallwy. She is impressed by how Carol fooled the group into underestimating her. There is a fight, during which Paula is killed. As a group of backup Saviors arrives, Carol uses Paula's walkie and impersonates the woman, tricking the men into entering the killing room of the slaughterhouse. She then traps them inside and lights a fire, burning them to death.
Rick and the group arrive to find that Carol and Maggie have already saved themselves. He goes on to question Primo, asking him if the as-of-yet unseen Negan was in the satellite compound or the slaughterhouse. "Both," Primo replies. "I am Negan." Seeing that the man will not cooperate, Rick immediately kills him. Carol is shocked by Rick's actions, realizing that she's not the only one who has become quick to turn to violence.
Two different supply runs take place on the same day. Daryl, Rosita, and Denise go to a pharmacy Denise had spotted on an earlier journey. She feels that there may be important medicines there. Meanwhile, Eugene and Abraham go to an abandoned factory, where Eugene has found the equipment needed to make bullets.
Eugene and Abraham argue over whether Eugene has "leveled up" (to use the Role Playing Game terminology he employs) to being more of a survivor. Abraham offends Eugene by insisting that he is still helpless. He humiliates him further when Eugene tries to finish off a Walker (whose head was accidentally reinforced by a lead spill), only to have Abraham step in and take over when it appears that Eugene is about to be killed.
Denise struggles to help Daryl and Rosita look for supplies amidst the dead and rotting bodies. In the pharmacy she is traumatized by evidence that someone in the back of the shop turned and then ate his or her own infant child. Later, though, she bounces back, and proves to herself that if necessary she can kill a Walker. She begins to give her companions a pep talk, telling them that they shouldn't be alone, and regretting that she had not reciprocated when Tara had earlier told her that she loved her.
Suddenly, in mid-sentence, Denise is killed by a crossbow bolt through the head. Dwight and a group of Saviors step forward, revealing that they have taken Eugene hostage. The group demands that Daryl and Rosita take them back to Alexandria, so the community can hand supplies and people over to Negan.
As Daryl is trying to work out an escape strategy, Eugene helps out by attacking Dwight, biting the man's penis (through his pants). Abraham leaps forward from the bushes, firing on the Saviors with an automatic rifle. Daryl and Rosita join in the fight. They are unable to finish off the group, however, as Eugene suffered a gunshot wound in the melee. They take his unconscious body and return to Alexandria.
Later, Eugene is recovering quickly, in part thanks to the antibiotics that Denise had retrieved during the supply run. Abraham apologizes to Eugene, saying that he DOES have survival skills. "Welcome to Level Two," he says. Abraham then seeks out Sasha, telling her that they both have options. They might survive in Alexandria safely for another thirty years, "but even thirty years wouldn't be enough" time with her. Sasha is touched, and finally accepts Abraham's advances, inviting him into her house.
As Carol helps Daryl to bury Denise, Tobin is shown reading a note Carol had left him. She had enjoyed their brief relationship, but now she intends to leave Alexandria. She feels that she cares too much, both for Tobin and for the community in general. If she stays any longer, she will eventually be forced to kill hostiles, living hostiles, again in order to protect her loved ones. She simply can't bring herself to return to the cold-hearted survivor that she had previously become. She asks Tobin not to try to find her..
While on the run, Carol encounters a group of Saviors. When she warns them to leave, they mock and threaten her. She kills them in self-defense, and is injured in the process. As she leaves her disabled vehicle and heads cross country, a surviving Savior pursues her, seeking revenge.
After Tobin informs Rick that Carol has left Alexandria, Rick takes Morgan go in search of her. After finding the carnage she left behind, they follow a trail of blood. Eventually it leads them to a barn, where they encounter a man who is fighting a small herd of Walkers. Rick, believing it may have been one of the men Carol fought, prepares to fire upon him. Morgan knocks Rick's rifle barrel down, giving the unknown man a chance to escape. Afterward, Rick and Morgan argue about the incident. Morgan then reveals to Rick that he had kept the Wolf leader alive in his home. Morgan's belief that all life is sacred had eventually, in a roundabout fashion, saved Carl's life after his eye was shot out. "It's all a circle," Morgan says.
Morgan asks Rick to return to Alexandria, as he is now to important to have out in the wilds risking his life. Morgan vows to find Carol on his own, and tells Rick not to come looking if he doesn’t return. Rick hands Morgan a gun.
Back at Alexandria, Maggie asks for Enid's assistance in getting a haircut. As they finish, Maggie suddenly doubles over in severe abdominal pain. She is horrified, thinking that she might be about to have a miscarriage.
Rosita, Glenn and Michonne arrive at the spot where Dwight killed Denise. They find Daryl’s motorcycle hidden underneath some branches, confirming Rosita’s hunch that Daryl came back to kill Dwight.They later catch up to Daryl in the woods. Glenn tries to stop Daryl from going after Dwight, but Daryl refuses to stand down. After they split up, Glenn, Michonne, and Rosita are captured by Saviors. As Daryl attempts to rescue his friends, Dwight sneaks up and shoots him.
Morgan continues his search for Carol. He finds a horse – presumably the one the unknown man was looking for at the barn – and rides it into town. He then encounters Carol in a building. He proposes they leave for Alexandria at dawn, so that she can get stitches and antibiotics to tend to her wounds. Carol refuses.
After sending Morgan away, Carol is attacked by the Savior who survived the roadside incident. Morgan is still nearby, however, and helps defend Carol. Morgan orders the man to stand down. When he refuses, Morgan shoots him several times, killing him. Two men wearing armor then approach on horseback. One of them is the man who Rick and Morgan had spotted at the barn.
Rick travels to the Hilltop to get medical assistance for Maggie. He is accompanied by Abraham, Eugene, Carl, Sasha, and Aaron. They are stopped by the savior Simon, who orders them to hand their things over. Rick refuses. Every road they go to afterward is blocked by the hostile group, until finally the Saviors surround them in a wooded area. The group is lined up, along with Daryl, who survived the gunshot wound from Dwight. They are then introduced to Negan. He tells them that as a lesson, one of them will have to be punished. He chooses a victim at random. He swings his weapon of choice, a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, which he has dubbed "Lucille". As Rick looks on in horror, a member of his group, as of yet unrevealed, is brutally killed.
|Title||Writer(s)||Air Dates||U.S. Viewers|
|1.||"First Time Again"||Scott Gimple|
|October 11, 2015 (US)|
October 12, 2015 (UK)
|2.||"JSS"||Seth Hoffman||October 18, 2015 (US)|
October 19, 2015 (UK)
|3.||"Thank You"||Angela Kang||October 25, 2015 (US)|
October 26, 2015 (UK)
|4.||"Here's Not Here"||Scott Gimple||November 1, 2015 (US)|
November 2, 2015 (UK)
|5.||"Now"||Corey Reed||November 8, 2015 (US)|
November 9, 2015 (UK)
|6.||"Always Accountable"||Heather Bellson||November 15, 2015 (US)|
November 16, 2015 (UK)
|7.||"Heads Up"||Channing Powell||November 22, 2015 (US)|
November 23, 2015 (UK)
|8.||"Start to Finish"||Matt Negrete||November 29, 2015 (US)|
November 30, 2015 (UK)
|9.||"No Way Out"||Seth Hoffman||February 14, 2016 (US)|
February 15, 2016 (UK)
|10.||"The Next World"||Angela Kang|
|February 21, 2016 (US)|
February 22, 2016 (UK)
|11.||"Knots Untie"||Matt Negrete|
|February 28, 2016 (US)|
February 29, 2016 (UK)
|12.||"Not Tomorrow Yet"||Seth Hoffman||March 6, 2016 (US)|
March 7, 2016 (UK)
|13.||"The Same Boat"||Angela Kang||March 13, 2016 (US)|
March 14, 2016 (UK)
|14.||"Twice as Far"||Matt Negrete||March 20, 2016 (US)|
March 21, 2016 (UK)
|March 27, 2016 (US)|
March 28, 2016 (UK)
|16.||"Last Day on Earth"||Scott Gimple|
|April 3, 2016 (US)|
April 4, 2016 (UK)
- Enid's Mother (Flashback)
- Enid's Father (Flashback)
- Shelly Neudermeyer
- Richards (Alive and Zombified)
- Stacy (Off-Screen)
- Michael (Off-Screen)
- Natalie Miller (Off-Screen)
- Bobby (Off-Screen)
- Dinesh (Off-Screen)
- Dan (Off-Screen)
- Samantha (Off-Screen)
- O'Hara (Off-Screen)
- Charlyne (Off-Screen)
- Jeffery (Off-Screen)
- Park (Off-Screen)
- Adrian (Off-Screen)
- Will (Zombified)
- David (Alive and Zombified)
- 40's Man
- 20's Man (Alive and Zombified)
- Crighton Dallas Wilton (Confirmed Fate)
- Eastman (Off-Screen)
- Betsy (Alive and Zombified)
- Carla (Alive, Confirmed Fate; Zombified)
- Delly (Alive, Confirmed Fate; Zombified)
- Deanna Monroe (Alive and Zombified)
- Maya (Off-Screen)
- Pascal (Off-Screen)
- Ted (Off-Screen)
- Lucy (Off-Screen)
- Lead Savior
- Sam Anderson
- Jessie Anderson
- Ron Anderson
- Owen (Alive and Zombified)
- Freddie's Wife (Confirmed Fate)
- Rory (Confirmed Fate)
- Tim (Confirmed Fate)
- Marsha (Confirmed Fate)
- Donnie (Alive and Zombified)
- Paula (Alive and Zombified)
- Denise Cloyd
- Neil (Alive)
- Abraham Ford (Off-Screen)
- At least 8 unnamed Alexandria residents
- At least 30 unnamed Wolves
- At least 48 unnamed Saviors
- 1 unnamed man (Alive)
- This season is mainly based on "Volume 14: No Way Out", "Volume 15: We Find Ourselves", "Volume 16: A Larger World" and the first half of "Volume 17: Something To Fear" from the Comic Series.
- Below are the changes made to the main cast in this season.
- Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha) is added to the opening sequence after being listed under "Also Starring" in Seasons 4 and 5.
- Josh McDermitt (Eugene), Christian Serratos (Rosita), Alanna Masterson (Tara) and Seth Gilliam (Fr. Gabriel) are still listed under "Also Starring". All have been regulars since season 5.
- Lennie James (Morgan), Tovah Feldshuh (Deanna), Alexandra Breckenridge (Jessie), Ross Marquand (Aaron) and Austin Nichols (Spencer) were upgraded to series regulars after recurring appearances.
- Following the deaths of Deanna and Jessie in "Start to Finish" and "No Way Out", respectively, Tovah Feldshuh and Alexandra Breckenridge are no longer listed under "Also Starring" in succeeding episodes.
- Feldshuh is listed as "Also Starring" in the closing credits of "The Next World", possibly to avoid giving away her appearance in the episode.
- On Talking Dead, Scott Gimple wrote a letter in regards to the sixth season, stating the following: "For a good while now, humans have been the bigger threat. At the start of our next season, that will change. I've said before the show reinvents itself every eight episodes and we're doing it again, friends. Now that these characters know that they have what it takes to survive, what are they going to do with that power? How will they choose to live? Beyond answering those questions, we're currently putting into motion some of our most ambitious stuff yet and things are going to get very big, loud, and scary."
- This season featured human deaths in every episode except "Heads Up" and "The Next World".
- This season has the second highest death toll, with 134 deaths, being second only to Season 8 with 690 deaths as "Wrath".
- Gale Anne Hurd has stated the walkers will become a larger threat in Season 6 as compared to Season 5.
- The Season 6 premiere was 90 minutes long, making it the first season premiere since "What Lies Ahead" of Season 2 to be so.
- "First Time Again" is the first season premiere that did not surpass the viewing figures of the previous season. Receiving a total of 14.63 million viewers received during the initial broadcast, compared to Season 5's "No Sanctuary".
- "Here's Not Here" is the first episode (excluding season premieres and finales) to have a run-time of 90 minutes.
- This is the first season to have no episodes written by Robert Kirkman.
- This is the second season in which no actor from the opening credits dies on-screen (Season 1 being the first)