Did the ‘Walking Dead’ Creator Just Ruin How the Show Ends?

Jul 21, 2015 at 6:08 pm |

Robert Kirkman first dreamed up The Walking Dead in 2003, and while he might not have known then the phenomenon it would become, he always knew how he wanted it all to end: with a beam of hope on the horizon.

If you’re a big zombie fan, you probably know that most zombie tales end with total apocalypse and implied human extinction (I’m looking at you, Romero). But Kirkman has a different ending in mind. “The goal… I hope The Walking Dead goes on long enough that at the end, everyone is like, ‘Good thing we took care of those zombies!'”

Wait, so you’re telling me I’ve spent hours of my life watching Rick and the gang hide out in one random place or another, only to know that eventually it’s all going to work out? There go four years of my life.

Okay, I’m being dramatic: we still have no idea WHO will live to see all the walkers taken care of or WHEN. In fact, Kirkman joked that he hopes the show will go on and on… and on. “Let’s all be honest. Season 16? I’m not even going to be watching this show. I’ll be on a boat. Oh, [Season 17]? I don’t care! I’ve transcended television.” Don’t forget there will probably be a fair amount of spinoffs, too.

So, Walking Dead might not be ending anytime soon (or ever), but if we already know the humans will win the fight and kill of the walkers, what’s the point of watching?

Guess I can stop watching “The Walking Dead” now that the creator said how it’s all going to end. Unbelievable.