While everyone is still reeling over the closing moments of Game of Thrones, there was another series that ended in a shocking and unsuspecting way. I am, of course, referring to The Walking Dead.
For those of you who are unaware of the events of the finale, I will not spoil them for you here. Suffice to say, nothing will be the same after the events of the finale.
Recently, at a panel during comic-con, showrunner Scott M Gimple answered a great deal of fan questions involving the finale. However the most interesting part of the interview for me, was when he started discussing the next season’s connection to the comic book source material.
At the panel, Gimple stated: “I’ll say this: I think there’s a really cool aspect to the first half of the season that serves almost as a prequel to some direct comic stuff in the second half of the season. I think there’s a way that Robert did some of the story that we’re reaching that had a real past to it, where people are referring to some things in the past in the comic. And we’re able to portray some of that backstory in some ways that you didn’t get to see in the comic. “
This is an interesting proposition that Gimple is suggesting. The idea that the past in the TV series will be cannon for the comic series as well is almost unprecedented. We’ll have to wait and see how this plays out, but for the moment, colour me intrigued.