“There’s a lot more to be done”

The Strolling Useless tv present may proceed previous the ending of creator Robert Kirkman’s comedian e-book with later episodes going down after a prolonged time leap revealed within the zombie saga’s last problem, based on government producer Scott Gimple. The previous Strolling Useless showrunner turned chief content material officer needs to “see extra” of the long run established within the e-book’s finale, which jumps forward by 20-plus-years after — spoiler warning — the assassination of the legendary Rick Grimes, who’s immortalized for ushering in a brand new period of peace and security by liberating the expansive Commonwealth civilization that involves be led by President Maggie Greene.

“It is all the time been about fulfilling the spirit of the e-book,” Gimple mentioned throughout an unique interview with . “After I learn that final problem, I used to be like, ‘I wish to see extra of this. I wish to see extra of this world that he is laying out.’ And Kirkman even was like, ‘Hey, you see what I did there, see how a lot story is there, how about that?’”

“We wish to fulfill the e-book,” Gimple added, “however even in fulfilling the e-book, I believe there’s much more to go.”

There will likely be adjustments made mandatory by the trail taken by the tv present. TV’s Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) won’t take part within the Commonwealth storyline confirmed for Season 11 of The Strolling Useless — he vanished from the principle present alongside Anne (Pollyanna McIntosh) in its ninth season and can subsequent return in a trilogy of function movies — and his first son, Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs), has been deceased for some eight years by current motion in Season 10, now going down a decade post-outbreak.

The e-book’s last problem facilities on a grown-up Carl as the daddy of a six-year-old daughter, Andrea Grimes, who grows up in a secure zone the place zombies, typically referred to as “Strolling Useless,” have been managed to the purpose of near-extinction.

On this new world, the US is near uniting the East with the Western Alliance, a feat made attainable partially by a cross-country railroad venture overseen by Eugene Porter.

Earlier in July, Kirkman steered The Strolling Useless may prolong its lifespan by exploring the extra hopeful future seen, to this point, solely within the e-book’s super-sized last problem:

“I’ll say that there is a number of implied story within the last problem, with the railroad assembly, and the colony to the West uniting with the colony to the East. There’s some common ideas and notions that I’ve for that,” Kirkman mentioned throughout a live-streamed Q&A. “If the tv present ever will get to that time within the comedian e-book sequence, and we determine to proceed previous that time, I am type of excited concerning the concept of telling somewhat bit extra with older Eugene and Choose Michonne and the various things that had been within the comedian sequence that would have gone on, and we may have performed extra with. In order that might be type of neat.”

For all issues TWD, observe the writer @CameronBonomolo on Twitter. The Strolling Useless Season 10 finale premieres Sunday, October four on AMC.

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