The future of the long-running AMC series The Walking Dead seems clear, if the statement of its producers are taken into account.
According to Design & Trend, Robert Kirkman, the series executive producer and writer of the comic book source material for the series, stated that he has already been putting his mind into how the series will end. The writer said that he sees hope for the many different characters facing a horrific apocalypse in the show’s world.
“I see the story from beginning to end, over many, many years about humanity overcoming this insurmountable apocalyptic situation,” Kirkman said during an episode of Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast.
In the podcast, Design & Trend reported, Kirkman stated that he agreed with a view that, from a certain perspective, The Walking Dead appears “bleak” and “horrible.”
However, he expressed his hope that the series is going to go on long enough for the characters to overcome the challenges and say that it’s a good thing that they “took care of those zombies.”
Kirkman’s statements echo that of fellow executive producer David Alpert last year.
IndieWire reported that during a panel at the Producers Guild of America last year, Alpert revealed that the production already has a road map of what Seasons 10 through 12 will be thanks to the source material in Kirkman’s comic book.
“[W]e have benchmarks and milestones for those seasons if we’re lucky enough to get there,” Alpert had said.
The sixth season of The Walking Dead is due to premiere on AMC on October 11, and many changes are expected. According to Cleveland.com, the character Morgan Jones will now be playing a much bigger role in the upcoming season as evidenced by statements made by the character’s actor during Comic-Con.
“So [the upcoming season is] about the themes and the theme that Morgan brings to Alexandria and the theme of, you know, the ethos that Morgan has, which is that all of life is precious and he’s no longer gonna kill people anymore,” Lennie James said during the interview.