The creator of “The Walking Dead” is ready to bring his epic zombie apocalypse saga to a conclusion, with Robert Kirkman telling fans at Comic-Con Friday that he knows exactly how he plans to end the comic book that spawned the mega-hit TV drama and its prequel, “Fear the Walking Dead”.
“I think about two or three years ago, I had a pretty good idea for a definitive ending,” said Kirkman of plans to imminently end his comic book series, reports NME. “I have known that since then and been working towards that, so I know exactly where I’m going and what’s gonna happen when I get there.”
Naturally, Kirkman didn’t reveal what the top-secret ending would be. “There was an ending I had in mind that I was thinking, Oh, this would be kind of a cool ending. I got to a point where it should’ve happened and I was like, ‘I’m not done yet.’ And this was before the show,” he revealed.
“It got to a point where I would’ve had to start building to it and I was like ‘Nah.’ So, I just threw that out and then I just kept going because I had all kinds of cool stuff I wanted to do.”
“It’s actually more difficult to write ‘The Walking Dead’ than it’s ever been because we’ve done a lot of stuff,” he explained. “To be able to top yourself, and keep things fresh, and keep things interesting… It gets harder and harder and harder as you go. Knowing what the endgame is and working towards that, makes it a little bit easier.”
Kirkman’s plans to end the comic should have little impact on the AMC series, however, as there are still plenty of storylines to draw from the comic book series, which recently published its 169th issue. Given the consistently strong ratings, it seems unlikely that AMC will be bringing the “Walking Dead” TV show to an end any time soon.
Meanwhile, new key art for the upcoming eighth season has revealed the season’s return date: Oct. 22: