No Ending In Sight or In Thought for AMC's 'The Walking Dead'
With season 8 ordered for AMC's hit zombie drama, The Walking Dead has no eye on an ending, and with Robert Kirkman open about not handing over his comic book ending to the series, the minds behind the show itself aren't interested in how the show will come to a close.
"No, there’s no communication whatsoever [about the ending]. They have no approval over what happens in the comic. Scott Gimple is an avid reader of the comic, and prefers to experience the comic book as a reader, so he gets the advance issues as they’re published, but he doesn’t read scripts," said Kirkman.
"He gets mad at me if I give him any kind of indication as to what’s coming, because he doesn’t like spoilers. So, they’re kind of a hundred percent in the dark, which I guess is pretty remarkable, and I would probably say it’s a testament to the trust that AMC has in me. I mean, I guess to a certain extent, at this point, the comic book is kind of a workshop of future seasons of the show, and it’s fun to think that I can just completely torpedo the story if I wanted to.
"Yeah, I know exactly how it ends, and I’m always taking baby steps toward that point as I’m telling the story. I know what the end point is, and at the end of the day, I want this entire long narrative to be a complete story with a beginning, middle, and end. We’re just spending a lot of time in the middle, so, I kind of have to know what that direction is, and I have to know what that end point is to be able to keep building towards it. I think that’s the only way to keep it alive."
Should the series come to an end before the comic, a different ending will have to be thought up. It's a different scenario to the one going on at HBO over Game of Thrones.