In a chat with Marc Maron on the WTF Podcast, “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman opened up about the plans and visions he has for the show, noting that he has a clear idea of where the series is heading.
Kirkman stated in the podcast:
It’s a very popular show, and [the executives at AMC] seem to want it to go for fifty seasons. And it may go for fifty seasons, but there is definitely an end point at some point. The idea is that this story that’s longer than it has any business being, but it’s that length and watching those characters evolve over that time that’s gonna make it be this piece, that when it’s all done, you’ll look back on it and be like ‘what the hell, I thought they were just killing zombies. There’s totally an arc here and a thing going on, and I didn’t think the story was about this!
I do hope that “The Walking Dead’ goes on long enough that when it ends, it’s like, ‘good thing we took care of those zombies.’
People talk about how ‘The Walking Dead’s’ very bleak, and if you take a certain cross-section of the story, yeah, it’s horrible. People [are] getting their loved ones eaten and they’re having a horrible time. But I see the story from beginning to end, over many, many years, so I think it’s a very hopeful story about humanity overcoming this insurmountable, apocalyptic situation… it’s just gonna take them a long time to do it.
As we reported last year, the team behind the hit show are already well ahead of the curve, stating that they know what’s going to happen in season 12, even though we’re only just now entering the sixth season.
Weigh in here, fans. How would you want the show to end?