Walking Dead companion series Fear The Walking Dead will join its partner in Season 3 with a full sixteen episodes, though a fourth year remained in question after the departure of showrunner Dave Erickson. Fear not, as the series will indeed return for Season 4, and with a more direct Walking Dead connection.
AMC’s Walking Dead rarely strays too far off the beaten path of Robert Kirkman’s comics, as the recent Season 7 finale proved with the kickoff to “All Out War.” There’s plenty of immediate ground to cover in Season 8, but might the next run bring us to another major story shift from the books? Showrunner Scott Gimple weighs in.
If Sasha’s big entrance in The Walking Dead Season 7 finale seemed at all predictable, it might have been that comic viewers anticipated her following another character’s fate. Said theory was complicated by Fear The Walking Dead borrowing the same moment last season, for which main series showrunner Scott Gimple explains opting for a similar, albeit tweaked reveal.
The Walking Dead has a habit of telegraphing its punches when stars secure additional gigs outside of AMC, immediately placing targets on their character’s back. Corey Hawkins’ exit offered a surprising subversion, but stars and producers now weigh in on Sasha’s future, given Sonequa Martin-Green’s new Star Trek: Discovery role.
The Walking Dead has always pushed the boundaries of gore and violence, though Season 7 understandably reached a certain plateau with its batty premiere. Some producers even suggested that fan reaction inspired them to tone down Season 7’s bloodlust, though showrunners now say otherwise.
The Walking Dead isn’t known for elaborate fan-sleuthing (save a dumpster-dive or two), thought it seemed impossibly coincidental that placement of a Morse Code chart and an unusual Rick-Daryl interaction weren’t intentional this past week. Well, sorry to burst your Reddit bubble, but showrunner Scott Gimple says it might just have been a sunny day.
There’s been a bit of back-and-forth surrounding Negan’s victims from last night’s Walking Dead premiere, as some suggested they’d yet to choose the big death before this summer, while cast have claimed to know even longer. Now that the truth is finally splattered out in the open, showrunner Scott M. Gimple and creator Robert Kirkman say the doomed pair was chosen years in advance.
Among the many questions (and blind rage) coursing through The Walking Dead fans after Sunday’s cliffhanger end to Season 6, many wonder how the AMC horror drama intends to keep its big death under wraps from prying eyes on the set. Now, producers reveal that even the cast remains in the dark, promising to take extra precaution to preserve Season 7 secrecy.
And lo, The Walking Dead has come to yet another end, closing out Season 6 with at least someone’s “Last Day on Earth,” though it’s safe to say fan reactions to Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s introduction as Negan proved … divisive. Now, showrunner Scott Gimple and creator Robert Kirkman open up on the big twist, possible backlash, and what it means for Season 7.
The Walking Dead has been reticent to kill off series regulars over the last few seasons, often to the detriment of fan-favorite supporting stars, though most all in the know expect some major death to punctuate the April Season 6 finale. And lest you think that Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan won’t swing a bat at someone, The Walking Dead showrunner is here to assure you.