'The Walking Dead' News and Update: TV Series Won't End Just Yet, Creator Robert Kirkman Has Plans Which He Keeps to Himself
Robert Kirkman, the creator of the comic book "The Walking Dead" which is now a television hit, certainly has plans of the TV series and he is keeping it to himself. The Walking Dead is now in its seventh season and season eight is reportedly already in the works.
"There's no communication whatsoever about the ending. They have no approval over what happens in the comic," Kirkman told Entertainment Weekly. He also said that "The Walking Dead" showrunner, Scott Gimple, is an avid reader of the comic but doesn't read the scripts of the TV show. According to Kirkman, Gimple gets mad when he gives him a hint as to what's coming next.
Kirkman also said that AMC executives and show producers don't have any idea how "The Walking Dead" is going to end. Kirkman says the the entire crew, including the producers, are "a hundred percent in the dark". He went on to say that it just means that AMC has immense trust on him, and that the comic book is "a workshop of future seasons".
"The Walking Dead" is not directly taken from the comic books but a huge part of it is certainly based from its characters and events. Kirkman never told anyone as to when the series ends but he did tell Entertainment Weekly that the story has an ending.
"I know exactly how it ends," Kirkman finally said. While he says that the TV show right now is "spending a lot of time in the middle", he knows the direction the story will take and how it everything will build towards the conclusion of the gripping story that is "The Walking Dead".
"The Walking Dead" is a zombie drama television series from AMC and developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard. Days before the Season 7 premiere, AMC announced that the show was renewed for Season 8, which will start airing late 2017 and will start with the show's 100th episode.