Robert Kirkman recently attended SXSW and USA Today got some new details on The Walking Dead and its upcoming spinoff show. Which will be premiering this summer. Kirkman seems to have a pretty solid plan in place for the future of the series judging from the quotes below.
On How The Entire Story Will End:
“It’s a long arc. I don’t anyone to ever get the impression that it’s like, ‘Oh, this is popular so I have to keep this going for years and years.’ I definitely know the story that we are telling and I know how the story that we are telling ends.”
“Decades from now, you will be able look back and… you never would have guessed from the beginning where it was that we were going to end up,” said Kirkman. “Having the luxury of telling a story over such a long period of time with so many diff characters is going end up with something really cool and unique when it’s all said and done.”
The Timeline For The Spinoff Show:
“We’re going to be focusing a little bit earlier,” said Kirkman. “There will be hints and moments in the second show that if you go back and watch the first season of ‘The Walking Dead’ will inform some of the discoveries that they had. It’s going to be cool. We are trying to form an overall tapestry of a TV universe.”