If you were worried that Robert Kirkman ending The Walking Dead comic means anything in terms of the AMC show or its Fear the Walking Dead spin-off show, don’t be too concerned. Judging from what the network is saying today, there isn’t much of a correlation between Kirkman saying goodbye to his story and them saying goodbye to theirs.
With that, let’s go ahead and present their official statement now below:
“This extraordinary comic created a world that already lives in multiple forms, and in the hearts and minds of millions of fans around the world, and will for many years to come.”
It wasn’t exactly like there were any signs that The Walking Dead was ending before the network released this statement. The Walking Dead season 10 is premiering this fall, Fear the Walking Dead isn’t planning to end with season 5, and there is another series set within this world in active development. There is also the upcoming Rick Grimes features films that should have more details revealed about them before too long.
Do we think that AMC is starting to prepare for life without The Walking Dead?
Sure, at least in terms of the main series. With so many actors leaving (Danai Gurira may be departing in season 10), we wouldn’t be shocked if they are setting up this greater universe as a means of making sure that they have a lot of other stories to tell when the main show is over.
We also do think that the helicopter storyline does suggest that they’re thinking a little bit about where things could be going. That could be setting up a new community, one that is actually trying to get to the other side of the zombie apocalypse. Maybe they are working on some sort of actual cure for the virus, or maybe they’ve just come up with a way to reboot society again. It’s not the easiest thing in the world to do, but maybe they’ve curtailed zombies, created a natural barrier, and made sure there’s no way for anyone to cause problems beyond the typical chaos.
The latest episode of Fear the Walking Dead is going to air on AMC this weekend. If you want to get more news about it now, be sure to visit the link here.
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