'The Walking Dead' season 7 news: Second half's vibe will be different than the first half of the season, says Scott Gimple

(Facebook/TheWalkingDeadAMC)Jeffrey Dean Morgan as the notorious Negan in AMC's "The Walking Dead"

"The Walking Dead" season 7 started its run with a rather dark tone.

First, Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) were killed in a very horrific way. Next, Daryl (Norman Reedus) is now the helpless prisoner of the notorious Saviors leader, Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). And things are starting to look pretty bad for Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his group back in Alexandria.

Fortunately, it seems like all of that is about to change in "The Walking Dead" season 7. During his talk with Comicbook.com, showrunner Scott Gimple revealed that eager fans can certainly expect to see a different tone in the story for the second half of season 7.

"It's just a very, very different half season than the half season that preceded it. Even with structure, what we're doing right now with the episodes and seeing where everyone is at, the structure is very, very different than the back half," Gimple said during the interview.

He added, "There's a lot more variety to the structure. It's just a very, very different situation."

He then continued to hint that the mid-season finale for "The Walking Dead" season 7 would set off the different tone that fans should expect in the second half.

Unfortunately, Gimple is still keeping the specific details under wrap regarding the things that viewers will see in the upcoming episodes, specifically episodes 6, 7, and 8.

Luckily, recent reports have revealed some interesting tidbits of information for these episodes.

Word has it that a new society is set to be introduced in "The Walking Dead" season 7, episode 6, which is suspected to be the vicious group called The Whisperers. This, of course, is still unconfirmed and should be taken with a grain of salt.

"The Walking Dead" season 7 episode 6 is now scheduled to air this coming Sunday, Nov. 27, at 9 p.m. EST on AMC.