People are already juiced for season 6 of The Walking Dead and it's not even airing for another month. This monolith has got one of the most loyal fanbases of any show on television, and some of those same fans are also into the comics. Which makes this news even more special.
The Comic-Con trailer teased out a lot, but now we have news from Robert Kirkman that gives us even more reason to get amped for the new season, which airs October 11th. Check out what Kirkman (the show's head writer and creator) had to say to EW below!
All I’ll say is that a few of the things coming deal with very cool, very beloved parts of the comic series and expand them in ways that die-hard fans are going to love. Oftentimes we do things that are cool, but risky, and I know some people will love it, but there’s a potential for some people not to like the changes we’re making or things we’re adding. This is not one of those times. This stuff is awesome.
He's confident, and why not? It seems like this show has improved and matured each and every season. Here's what he had to say about the next season and the connection with the comics.
In addition to that, we have Lennie James’ Morgan, who is also very different (and cooler) than his comics counterpart. Having Lennie, who was such a huge part of season 1 and amazing every time we had him back, finally a regular part of this show is really going to energize this show for the coming season. And I would argue this show wasn’t really in need of reenergizing, so it’s just going to be that much better.
I'm sure that if they wanted to, they could put out a half-assed project and still make a lot of money. For some reason, I don't think that would happen with a team this dedicated and skilled, though. I'm ready!
The Walking Dead returns October 11 at 9 PM EST on AMC.