With the end close approaching for AMC’s The Walking Dead, the creator of the comic book, Robert Kirkman discussed in an interview with Comic Book what the future holds for the beloved adaptation of his source material, and an update on the movie trilogy with Rick Grimes.
With the tenth season wrapping on April 4 with only two episodes left to air, a mega 24-episode final season debuts in the summer. As is the way with the majority of film and TV franchises these days, The Walking Dead is far from over.
Firstly, there’s Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond. Spin-offs yet to see the light of day include an anthology series and a spin-off focusing on Norman Reedus (Daryl) and Melissa McBride (Carol).
“I haven’t really thought about [ending The Walking Dead] to be honest but cause it’s still a ways away,” Kirkman admitted to Comic Book. “At the same time, you know, we’re already talking about the Carol and Daryl show and there’s different ways that The Walking Dead will live on,”
Since the comic book series concluded in 2019, Kirkman has handed the creative reigns over to Angela Kang and the team. “I have had some vague conversations with Scott [Gimple] and Angela about the direction and how things are going to wrap up, and what aspects of the comic they may or may not be using.”
Kirkman adds that he’s “very excited to see what Angela does and I’m very confident that she’s gonna do something amazing because that’s what she does.”
With regards to the trilogy of films featuring the show’s lead, Rick Grimes, who bowed out from the show in Season 9, Kirkman said he had no update to give, which is no real surprise.
“I think that the show is very much an ensemble story and this is very much Rick story. So, I think being able to focus more on Rick as a character and do more with him is really cool. I think it’s gonna be a very different kind of Walking Dead story, which is really exciting.”
“This is something that’s gonna be very different but it’s gonna be the Rick Grimes that we all know and love.”
If you’re all caught up on The Walking Dead, make sure to take a look at Flickluster’s review for the most recent episode, “Splinter”.