There is an ending to Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead, as he’s “always taking baby steps toward that point” in the comic, but it appears the creator is keeping AMC and showrunner Scott Gimple in the dark, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Kirkman explained the situation to EW.
“There’s no communication whatsoever. 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. He gets mad at me if I give him any kind of indication as to what’s coming, because he doesn’t like spoilers,” said Kirkman.
“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,” said Kirkman.
The comic book is in the middle of ‘The Whisper War’ and is about 62 issues ahead of the AMC series that recently introduced Negan, with ‘All Out War’ on the horizon. There is enough material available for Rick and his crew to reach ten seasons and beyond on AMC.
Do you think Kirkman will end The Walking Dead with issue 200?