You can’t please everyone, all the time, and AMC’s The Walking Dead is a prime example of this. The zombie drama (loosely) based on the long running comic of the same name is a smash hit, a hit that has left a sour taste in the mouths of many long time fans. One of the biggest complaints being the show has strayed too far from the books, and is far too drawn out.
In what has yet to be determined as either an attempt to appease those fans, or mearly another cash grab AMC announced “The Walking Dead” spinoff, which Kirkman already revealed that follow “another group of characters, surviving in another part of the world.” Some see it as a chance at a clean slate, as Kirkman also revealed that it would not “use any of the core cast from” the current show.
Adding more fuel to the fire, Comicbook.com discovered a bit more info out of the the letter column section of “The Walking Dead” #125. When asked if indeed the comic would start following a new group of survivors in Issue #127, Kirkman did not shoot the idea down. Instead, Kirkman replied, “No comment. Read 127.”
However, as far speculation that AMC’s “The Walking Dead” spin-off TV series might follow either past or upcoming storylines in the comic book series, it appears that will not be the case. Kirkman wrote, “For the TV spinoff, I’m coming up with that stuff. It’s unrelated to the comics. What’s happening in issue 127 is in no way connected to the spin-off TV show.”
So, with this new spinoff, it’s clear that AMC and Kirkman will be starting from scratch, don’t screw this one up too, folks.