For people living in the world of AMC The Walking Dead, only three things matter: How do I survive, how can we solve this … and why is this happening?? The last question may seem the easiest to answer, but it is something TWDs Chief Content Officer Scott Gimple says we may never know.
Gimple discussed the total the likelihood of learning the source of the zombie apocalypse in any of the present or future The Walking Dead series while talking to Insider recently. “I think we could get tips in different directions,” Gimple said. “I do not think we will provide it for sure anytime soon.”
This comes after fans noticed it a recent episode of The Walking Dead: World Beyond a soldier had discussed the rumor that the virus had “started in space.” World Beyond showrunner Matt Negrete confirmed that this scene did not burst the door wide open over the true source of the outbreak. Instead, it was an Easter egg. “It was really just a nod to the comics,” Negrete said.
Specifically, it was a reference to a non-canonical “gag” ending creator, Robert Kirkman, had added to number 75 of The Walking Dead– which originally came out in July 2010 – which said that foreigners were behind the virus (Kirkman also joked about this in a page-deleted tweet from January on a “space track”). This review might have been a joke, but that does not mean there is no right answer out there. Under one 2017 San Diego Comic-Con Panel, Kirkman shared how he knows the true comic book origin of the virus, but will never reveal it because “it’s stupid.” Of course, we know that shows do not have to follow their source material, but it looks like in this case The Walking Dead will also keep it a secret. At least for now.
“We plan to tell different kinds Walking Dead stories for years and years and years, ”Gimple said. “So who knows? But there are no immediate plans to reveal it. I think that’s an important thing to say. ”
That said, no matter how ridiculous they may seem, Gimple did not tease that “space spores” are not. complete far out. There’s a chance they might reappear: “The fact that alien spores could be entertained, and the fact that I don’t quite take it off the table, is a feature, not a flaw in the walker apocalypse.”
The Walking Dead: World Beyond just finished his debut season with another on the way, and Gimple said people are hard at work on the next season of the second AMC spinoff, Fear the walking dead. The flagship series The Walking Dead is currently getting ready for its 11th and final season, which is set to debut sometime in 2022. Gimple also told Insider that the season of 24 episodes could be divided into three parts of 8 episodes, though he said they are still working on the details.
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