The Walking Dead has tried and failed to get one over on fans before, but might be close to its biggest trick yet. According to creator Robert Kirkman, the show’s imminent and most shocking demise might not be so fatal after all. Slim hope, but we’ll take it.
The Walking Dead has reached an age where AMC must naturally consider an endpoint, or at least where stars might jump ship. Even Rick might leave this world behind at some point, and both Andrew Lincoln and showrunners are already considering the possibility.
It’s easy to chalk up ex-Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont’s legal battles with AMC to growing pains, but it’s something else when all Walking Dead producers turn on the network. AMC has been slapped with lawsuits from Robert Kirkman, Gale Ann Hurd, David Alpert and Glen Mazzara, all alleging similar profit-scheming.
Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has booked plenty of gigs outside of AMC, but his newest move is bound to ruffle some feathers. Amazon has signed Kirkman to an exclusive overall deal for the next few years, along with Dead company Skybound Entertainment.
Any fan of The Walking Dead knew changes were coming with the war against Negan, though the Season 8 trailer seemingly spoiled a major twist ahead. Or perhaps not, as Robert Kirkman teases Season 8’s October premiere will introduce us to the older Rick glimpsed in the footage.
The Walking Dead was designed as the zombie story that never ends, though surely neither AMC nor comic creator Robert Kirkman will keep it up forever. News even spread from Comic-Con 2017 that the books might finally come to an end, but while Kirkman himself insists it isn’t true, the wheels may already be in motion.
FX is practically assembling its own Avengers of TV talent, and who better to direct them than the Russo brothers? The pair will produce and direct a new DEA crime drama based on Evan Ratliff’s work, with help from a Fargo favorite and the Walking Dead boss.
The Walking Dead is no stranger to death, whether on AMC or the page, though it’s always a big deal to lose one of the original survivors. The latest moved creator Robert Kirkman to draft a long apology to fans, and could spell bad news for the character’s AMC counterpart down the line.