Robert Kirkman is the creator of The Walking Dead graphic novels and executive producer of the series, so if there’s anyone to ask about hints of what’s to come, it’s him.
Unfortunately, he (along with pretty much anyone that’s involved with the show) is usually pretty tight lipped when it comes to anything resembling a spoiler. Lucky for fans, TWD’s big kahuna must have been feeling generous at his recent National Association of Broadcasters Show appearance, where he was joined by The Walking Dead star Steven Yeun and AMC President Charlie Collier, because he revealed some interesting info regarding the show’s upcoming sixth season (but don’t expect any giant spoilers…you know better than that).
Now that Rick and Morgan are finally reunited, Kirkman hinted that the road ahead for the two may be rockier than fans would hope for, since the men have both drastically changed since their last interactions (via The Wrap):
“Having Rick and Morgan together, finally, again is a huge deal, and it’s definitely going to be a big part of Season 6,” Kirkman said.
“Now it’s a very different Rick and a very different Morgan who are going to have a completely different relationship,” he added. “And it’s the questions of how they’re going to interact, how they’re going to work together — if they’re going to work together — and what comes from those interactions is going to be basically the spine of season six”
Kirkman also assured the audience that this is not a show with a set ending point. It will be on for as long as fans are interested and tune in:
“This isn’t the kind of show where the creative team is going to say, ‘It’s important to us that we end it here,’” Kirkman said. “The story that we’re trying to tell is so big, and the framework is set in the comics — I’m producing more than 12 issues a year. All of that stuff is stuff that we would like to someday adapt into the show.”
“Our longterm goal was to tell this unrealistically massive huge story, so by going season after season after season, we actually are maintaining the integrity of what we originally set out to do,” Kirkman added. “So I think there’s a possibility to go for many, many years.”
Watch the full interview, where Kirkman and Yeun touch on Glenn’s future and Fear the Walking Dead, below: