MOVIE NEWS – Showrunner Angela Kang knows that not everyone will be happy with the way The Walking Dead storyline is wrapped up.
In many ways, it’s the end of an era that The Walking Dead is coming to a close after 11 seasons. Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, the series first hit TV screens in 2010 on AMC. The series has had its ups and downs during its run. Although it has long since lost the ratings it once had at its peak, The Walking Dead remains one of the most popular series on television. A dedicated fan base has stuck with the series through thick and thin and hopes the final episode will pay off in a big way.
The showrunner of the series, Angela Kang, has already hinted that the finale will ruffle the feathers of some of those fans.
She warned that one episode doesn’t give the creative team enough time to give each main character the attention they deserve before fans say goodbye. This inevitably means that some fans will be disappointed. But as Kang told Entertainment Weekly, it was essential to tell the best story possible with this final series.
“What I’ll say is that this is the approach that we took, and it’s possible that not everybody’s going to be satisfied with this, but when you do have that many characters, you cannot give every person equal weight in something that is basically, I don’t know, 60 minutes of screen time.”
“You’re just gonna have a nothing burger story. It’s not going to be every single person gets equal screen time, because like I said, it just makes it impossible to wrangle.”
In any case, we’re eagerly awaiting the final episode and will be back soon with a comprehensive review of the complete series.
The Walking Dead ends, but the franchise says, “I’m fine, thanks”
The good news for fans of The Walking Dead is that the series finale is really just one chapter in an overall story. In a way, it ties up a lot of loose ends. But some characters will move on to new adventures in the zombie apocalypse. This includes Norman Reedus’ Daryl Dixon, originally announced to appear in a spinoff alongside Melissa McBride’s Carol Peletier. McBride has since left the project so that the spinoff will continue as a standalone Daryl Dixon series.
Other spinoffs are also moving forward. Another spinoff series, Island of the Dead, will follow Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). This will be separate from the Tales of the Walking Dead anthology series, which will continue to highlight standalone stories from different parts of the world. An eighth season of Fear the Walking Dead is also in the works.
The series finale airs Sunday night on AMC and AMC+.
Source: Entertainment Weekly