“The Walking Dead” may now be a phenomenon and one of the most-successful products on TV, but for a while, Robert Kirkman was so nervous about angering his family that he did not even tell them what he was doing.
During an interview with CNN’s George Stroumboulopoulos (which you can see part of below), the writer explains some back-story for those who don’t know about the early days of the comic, and also reflects on what has now become an enormous success. This series is not only the #1 show on TV in the 18-49 demographic, but a talk show framed around it also has better ratings than a good chunk of the stuff that airs on networks. This understandably boggles Kirkman’s mind, and there is potential for more of the same when season 4 (which is currently in production, and being described as “epic” by those close to the set) premieres on AMC this fall.
There is a pretty interesting story behind this interview beyond just the subject of Kirkman and “The Walking Dead.” Stroumboulopoulos is hoping to firm up a new talk show for the cable news network following many years of success in Canada on the CBC; we enjoyed and appreciated his show year ago, but now the challenge is trying to figure out a way to get a whole new crowd of viewers to watch you who may have no idea who you are. The show got off to weak numbers, but should have a chance to grow a little bit more on Friday nights.
Do you want to see another show featuring a certain “Walking Dead” star? Then click here, as you will have an opportunity to see Lauren Cohan alongside the gang from “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” on The CW.