The sixth season of The Walking Dead, an American horror–drama television series on AMC, premiered on October 11, 2015, and concluded on April 3, 2016, comprising 16 episodes. Developed for television by Frank Darabont, the series is based on the eponymous series of comic books by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The executive producers are Kirkman, David Alpert, Scott M. Gimple, Greg Nicotero, Tom Luse, and Gale Anne Hurd, with Gimple as showrunner for the third consecutive season.
The first part of the season focuses on Rick and his group leading the Alexandria community through a series of crises including the threat of a large herd 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. This season adapts material from issues #78 to 100 of the comic and introduces notable comic characters such as Heath, Denise Cloyd, Dwight, Paul “Jesus” Rovia, Gregory, and Negan.