“It’s an amazing season,” Gurira tells PEOPLE of season 6, which premieres Sunday on AMC. “It’s very rich and deep and full of everything you can imagine.”
Season 5 ended last spring with disharmony between the show’s core group of survivors and the other residents of their adopted home of Alexandria, and Gurira says it has been a blast seeing how that drama plays out in the new season.
“We are working really, really hard and the scripts are riveting and gut-wrenching,” says the actress. “It’s powerful storytelling that we get to work on every day. It’s powerful stuff that’s coming out of the writer’s room.”
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The Walking Dead premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. (ET) on AMC.