Kirkman Preps “Walking Dead’s” Mid-Season Finale – Comic Book Resources

SPOILER WARNING: The following story contains mild spoilers for episodes of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” up to but not including last night’s broadcast.

After a record-setting first season introduced the flesh eaters of Robert Kirkman’s acclaimed Image Comics series to millions of viewers last fall, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” seems to have inspired a hunger for more of its mix of human drama and inhuman gore.

The ratings for the Sunday night horror drama have remained strong as the second season has progressed, and AMC has already committed to a third season. On screen, the series has gained mileage out of changes from the “farm” storyline of the comic including a protracted disappearance for young Sophia and an expanded (and recently murderous) role for Rick’s best friend Shane.

With only two episodes left before the show goes on hiatus until February, CBR News spoke to “Walking Dead” creator and executive producer Kirkman about the stories to date. Below, the writer delves in to how adapting his own comic stories have changed them drastically, what a full-time role for Shane has meant to the series, why zombies won’t always be a part of the picture even as he tries to outdo himself on the horrific aspects of the show in upcoming episodes and what fans can expect to see resolved by the time the mid-season finale airs on November 27.

via Kirkman Preps “Walking Dead’s” Mid-Season Finale – Comic Book Resources.