Warning: Spoilers for The Walking Dead season 7 finale & comic books ahead!
The Walking Dead season seven finale concluded with an epic battle that marked the beginning of what will become an all-out war between the Alexandrian’s and the Saviors. Fans of the source material will know that the series is catching up to the comic book storylines, prompting some fans to wonder if the show will outpace Robert Kirkman’s original work. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, showrunner Scott M. Gimple assured viewers that there are no plans for the series to pass the point reached in the comics.
Gimple explained that there are plans that will keep the show from passing the events depicted in the comics.
“With some plans we have for the future, I don’t think so. I think it’s unlikely, but it depends where the book stops.”
Robert Kirkman explained that the series will move through events at a slower pace than the comics.
“I don’t know if anyone sat down to do the math, but if the show is gaining on the comic book, it’s at a very slow pace. We’re expanding storylines so every now and then we zip through the comic book, and then we slow down for a while and add a bunch of stuff that’s not in the comics. There’s not any danger of that happening in any way.”
This may not be welcomed news to certain viewers as some of the criticism towards the show has been over the decision to drag out simple stories over several episodes by dedicating an entire hour to a specific character or event. However, the possibility of exploring events that the comics handled with a time jump could be intriguing and would give the ongoing comic book series time to create new stories for the series to adapt.
The Walking Dead season 8 premieres in October 2017 on AMC.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
10 Independent Comics Perfect For TV
I really don’t understand why so many great, independent comics are being ignored by Hollywood executives.
Marvel and DC dominated television in 2016 with the Arrowverse bringing the Legends of Tomorrow into the mix and Netflix adding both Jessica Jones and Luke Cage to their expanding list of original titles. Comic book films also did well in the box office last year, even if the critics weren’t always too happy, so it seems from an investment perspective comic book properties are still a good bet. Independent comics are full of characters and concepts that have the potential to become the next big thing. Fortunately, with Valiant’s recent announcement of an online Ninjak series and FX finally naming a show runner for their Y:The Last Man adaptation, it seems comic fans have a lot to look forward to in the years ahead.
Here’s a list of 10 more comics ripe for the silver screen. Click Next to start!