‘The Walking Dead’s’ Robert Kirkman Promises Deadly Mid-Season Finale

The Walking Dead’s creator, Robert Kirkman, has admitted that the upcoming mid-season finale of the show will likely be a bloodbath.

Kirkman was talking to The Hollywood Reporter about the impending episodes Crossed and Coda, which will air on November 23 and November 30 respectively. Kirkman, who created The Walking Dead comic-book back in 2003 — which now currently consists of 134 issues — insisted that the last couple of episodes will be remarkably different to the concluding installments of previous seasons.

“This confrontation is definitely going to be substantially different from the confrontation with The Governor or Gareth. We do continue to evolve these human-to-human conflicts in very interesting ways and this is no different. There’s going to be some pretty unexpected events in our midseason finale, which is as it should be. On scale of one to 10, I’d say [the midseason finale is] pretty deadly.”

Kirkman also opened up to the publication about the reason why, during last Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead — which revolved around Carol and helped to fill in numerous omissions from her back-story — they decided to revisit several locations from the show’s past. This included numerous nods to the first season of the show such as a look at the tank that Rick hid inside when he was trying to escape a barrage of walkers. We also got a look at the rooftop where Merle had to cut off his hand after being handcuffed and left to die on a rooftop.

Kirkman explained that there are numerous reasons why they returned to Atlanta, but they will only become clearer in the nearer future.

“There are a lot of reasons why we decided to go back into Atlanta. I can’t get into a lot of them, but they’ll become clear as the season progresses. It was a good time to pop back in and reaffirm our place in a recognizable world and explore a bit more of how civilization has fallen. As the season progresses, you’ll see why we popped back in when we did and for how long we did.”

According to Deadline, The Walking Dead has continued to trounce its Sunday night rivals in the ratings over the last few weeks. On Sunday, The Walking Dead’s latest episode, “Consumed,” which was the sixth episode of its fifth season, was watched by 9.22 million while Sunday Night Football only amassed 8.1 million.

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