The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman Confirms Different Planned Ending for the Comic

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Looking at the past seasons of The Walking Dead, the TV series has seen a number of deviations from the comics. And in the upcoming premiere of the seventh season, we may know one of the potential big deviations or fulfillments of a very gruesome death for one of the mainstays as depicted in the comics.

Beyond what has already been adapted in the TV series, however, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman already has a ton of plans for his work. Speaking to Kevin Smith's Geeking Out (via Independent), Kirkman revealed that one of his hopes is that the comics will still continue even when the show ends.

"The comic was the comic before the show and so I try to maintain that. I know how I want to end The Walking Dead so I can't tell anyone because I don't want it on the show before I get it in my comic."

Of course, that's far from being a confirmation that the show will end sometime soon. If anything, the traction for the show may likely see some new signs of revitalization following Negan's introduction.

But perhaps what's interesting in what Kirkman said is that he already knows where the comic is going, which I think is how a story is best told. Perhaps the icing on top of the cake would be if the comics does end and aired as a TV series as well. But this also means that, if The Walking Dead series goes before the comics does, then we may be seeing a different ending.

Then again, there's still the possibility of major deviations happening from now until the latter part of the series. there are already some characters killed off but are still alive in the comics. Will we see opposite take on the premiere of the seventh season?

The Walking Dead will be back on AMC on Oct. 23.

Read:Jeffrey Dean Morgan may portray a slightly different Negan.

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