Robert Kirkman over grootste fout The Walking Dead

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The Walking Dead is inmiddels al vijf seizoenen te zien op AMC. Robert Kirkman, die verantwoordelijk is voor de comics, kijkt terug op een van de grootste fouten: “If I had to do it again, I wouldn’t have done the CDC episode [at the end of season one].” In deze aflevering onthult CDC doc Edwin Jenner (Noah Emmerich) tegenover Rick (Andrew Lincoln) dat iedereen geïnfecteerd is. De showrunner is nu van mening dat de onthulling te vroeg kwam: “It possibly gave away too much information and was such a big change very early on in the series.”

In de comics komen Rick en gezelschap er achter nadat de dochter van Tyreese, Julie, overlijdt, wordt ze een zonder gebeten te zijn een zombie wordt. Kirkman: “I feel like there might have been a better way to wrap up the first season. It ended up being a fun episode. I love the character of Dr. Jenner and thought Noah did an amazing job. But there were things in that episode that I think seem very much not of The Walking Dead world.”

Spijt heeft hij overigens niet van de finale: “I probably would have changed that stuff. I’ve been careful in the comic series to not say what’s happening in other parts of the world. It’s something that’s going to be fun to explore in the spinoff series. But the fact that France is mentioned in that episode and other things like that, I probably would have steered away from that stuff if I had to do it all over again.”

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