Always growing. From The Walking Dead premiered on AMC in 2010, viewers were looking forward to the different versions of the zombie apocalypse.
The horror series, which is based on a comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, introduced fans to a group of survivors. His attempts to stay alive during the constant threat of zombie attacks captured people’s attention for nearly a decade.
In November 2022, The Walking Dead it came to an end, but not before using its end to set up the future of the franchise. The last episode ended on a hopeful place as the Commonwealth entered a period of peace. Fans were shocked when the ending offered a glimpse of the previously-departed Rick (andrew lincoln) and Michonne (dana gurira).
Executive producer Angela Kang praised the source material for allowing The Walking Dead to end on a high note.
“Robert Kirkman’s vision of the comic is that it closes a chapter and then another door opens. Because in a way, it’s the zombie story that never ends,” he said. Variety At the time. “That feeling that things are still happening in the background, and not everything has been fixed. But it’s also not just some kind of nihilistic view of the world, where all these people try to survive for years and then fail. The intention is to close the chapter, but then to let people feel like there’s another twist to the story.”
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