The comic is still going strong and we want to tell that story. We just want to keep going and doing it. TV itself has changed as a medium from the time we started in another era in 2010. And we have changed with it in a lot of ways. We want to tell this story and I think that’s going to take plenty more than 10 seasons. I’m loving the comic book right now and that’s well ahead of where [the AMC show] is at, and I look forward to telling those stories.
On whether he sees The Walking Dead Season 10, 11, 12 or beyond without Andrew Lincoln‘s Rick Grimes:
I can imagine it because the world that they inhabit, you go through important iterations of story and lord knows when I’m turning my comic book pages, I don’t know what’s on the next page. I would say it’s absolutely possible because I can picture it in the comic. It is part of the world that they live in. The thing about these characters is they hand off who they are to each other; they carry each other within each other. There are aspects of Glenn that are still alive on the show. Rick and Morgan’s relationship, the way they have changed each other — Morgan was gone all those seasons but was still present in some ways. The characters are so bound to the other characters. It’s part of the world whether they’re there or not.
How long do you think The Walking Dead should last? Can you imagine a Walking Dead future without Rick Grimes?
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the survival status of The Walking Dead…