The Walking Dead Season 7 is currently on par with issue No. 111 in the comic books, so there seems to be a good amount of material to cover when adapting the AMC TV show from the Skybound publication. Robert Kirkman talked about this alignment, and unlike Game of Thrones, where its source material has overtaken the HBO series, Kirkman seems confident that this won’t be an issue. He seems to back his endless imagination when it comes to the zombie apocalypse that explores beyond what a typical zombie movie portrays.
TWD TV Show Still Has Plenty Of Content
Kirkman explained to what end the show will wind up on par with the comics, according to Screen Rant.
“It took us 6 seasons to get to [issue] 100, it won’t take us 6 years to get to 200 and that will take us to season… TWELVE. And we’ll still be ahead of the show at that point.”
Is the Walking Dead creator hinting at the show’s possible end beyond Season 7 in about five years? There has been a decline in viewership as of late, but there doesn’t seem to be a hint of the series ending anytime soon. Robert seems to be a visionary, as represented in the comics, and chances are he has an ample supply of ideas going on in his head as he adapts the story from the page to the television screen.
Right now, the Walking Dead comic has released its December issue (No. 161), and this means that the Skybound publication is around 50 issues ahead of the TV show. It seems there’s no real concern of both mediums being caught up with each other, and it’s theorized that Season 12 may mark the series’ end. Realistically, the show is going to have to conclude at some point.
At this juncture in the comics, there are some similarities between the TV show and the publication when it comes to the “All Out War” storyline. There are the Whisperers to consider and Carl’s love for the leader’s daughter. Will the TV series follow suit by keeping things close to the comic?
Will Carl Grimes Be The Sole Survivor?
Actor Michael Rooker gave his thoughts on what would portray a great ending to the series, and he subscribed to the possibility that Carl Grimes would be the sole survivor from the group. He explains how Carl would be reliving pieces of his life from his perspective.
Do you think Kirkman will take Rooker’s vision into consideration? Although Merle Dixon was killed off long ago, it is quite a coincidence that he focuses in on Carl Grimes. Also, since AMC has reached the show’s midseason, there looks to be a relational focus between Carl/Negan and Carl/Rick that doesn’t divert from the comics, according to Vanity Fair.
Andrew Lincoln addressed this in an interview with TV Insider.
“I’m interested in the relationship between Negan and Carl and Carl and Rick. There’s a very complicated, extraordinary psychology between those characters.”
Where do you see The Walking Dead headed on AMC? Although the ratings have gone down, it still remains the No. 1 series for cable.
It is a good thing the show continues to have fresh content, and Walking Dead fans can rest easy now there’s some considerable time to go between the run of comics and the TV series.
The Walking Dead Season 7 continues come February 12, 2017, where it looks like Rick Grimes’ group from Alexandria preps for war along with the Hilltop Colony and The Kingdom. It will be pretty interesting as it seems most are keeping things close to the vest so Negan doesn’t discover about what they are up to.
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