Robert Kirkman, the man responsible for creating The Walking Dead, has been talking about the next season of The Walking Dead which arrives around Holloween…
Kirkman, along with AMC President Charlie Collier and Stephen Yeun (Glenn in the series) were speaking at the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters Show and the topic of Glenn’s death in the comics came up, and obviously the possibility of him dying in the series also rose (arf) and Yeun said: “The writers and everybody really want to focus on making things poignant and purposeful and meaningful. So if it were time for Glenn to go, then it’s probably going to be awesome.”
Kirkman also talked about the arrival of Morgan in the series and the impact it’ll have on Rick: “Having Rick and Morgan together, finally, again is a huge deal, and it’s definitely going to be a big part of Season 6.
“Now it’s a very different Rick and a very different Morgan who are going to have a completely different relationship. And it’s the questions of how they’re going to interact, how they’re going to work together — if they’re going to work together — and what comes from those interactions is going to be basically the spine of season six.”
On the show’s longevity, he said: “This isn’t the kind of show where the creative team is going to say, ‘It’s important to us that we end it here.
“The story that we’re trying to tell is so big, and the framework is set in the comics — I’m producing more than 12 issues a year. All of that stuff is stuff that we would like to someday adapt into the show.
“Our longterm goal was to tell this unrealistically massive huge story, so by going season after season after season, we actually are maintaining the integrity of what we originally set out to do… so I think there’s a possibility to go for many, many years.”
So, if you’re tired of The Walking Dead, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon…