The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday October 23rd and AMC has been promoting the hell out of it. A lot of fans being disappointed in the major cliffhanger that ended the 6th season may be the reason. Lots of fans are being vocal about how pissed they are and I feel like AMC is really overcompensating the advertisements to try and get those fans back. Robert Kirkman has been helping to promote the new season by going on another AMC series called Geeking Out with Kevin Smith and Greg Grunberg.
On the show Kirkman said a lot about the ending of the comics and the television show, but that they will be completely different, so whichever ends second doesn’t have the ending spoiled. Originally starting the conversation, Kirkman addressed the rumor that the tv series and comic will end at the same exact time, to which he simply replied “no” to. “I hope the show ends and the comic keeps going,” Kirkman Kirkman said about The Walking Dead Comic he created with the help of artist Tony Moore. “The comic was the comic before the show and so I try to maintain that. Like I know how I want to end The Walking Dead and so I can’t tell anyone because I don’t want it on the show before I get it in my comic. So it’s tough, it’s tough.”
The comic and the show are wildly different while still being the same story. There has not been many major deaths in the show that is depicted the same way as in the comic. The only one that comes to mind right now is Jessie’s death, but even that had its own twist on it. So I’m not too worried about the show and comic having similar endings. I trust that Robert knows what he’s doing.
“If the show were to ever end, ever, at any point and the comic was still going I would have to sit down with Scott [Gimple] and pretend I have no idea how to end it,” he said, “and then work with him to try and come up with a new ending.”
The Walking Dead Season 7 returns to AMC on October 29 at 9 pm.