Kirkman created the original comic book series and serves as an executive producer for the AMC TV show.
At Comic-Con, Kirkman said he planned on ending the series a lot earlier:
The end has changed. There was one version that would have had it ending as soon as everybody reached Alexandria.”
Kirkman has since changed his mind, saying the series (both comic book and TV) will continue for awhile. Star Andrew Lincoln added:
The comic book’s still going, and Scott Gimple said that maybe there was an opportunity to finish the comic book and finish the TV series at the same time, which would be kind of cool.”
Kirkman also teased more comic book characters will appear in season seven:
As we move through the storyline, we’ll be bringing some characters up sooner and some characters up later. But there will definitely be other characters [from the comic] this season… and some surprises coming.”
Season seven of The Walking Dead premieres on October 23rd.
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Walking Dead? How long you would like to see the series continue for?