The Walking Dead Creator Robert Kirkman Defends [SPOILER]'s Death In TV Show

Joann Johnston
January 13, 2018

Watch a promo for the return of The Walking Dead below.

The third image offers actor Chandler Riggs reflecting on the series: "He's definitely leaving behind a really long-lasting legacy", says Riggs, "which was the coolest part about playing those final moments - knowing that Carl was going to have such a lasting impact on the story".

"Carl's presence is felt very deeply throughout the story", showrunner Scott M. Gimple tells EW.

"I think [showrunner Scott Gimple] first brought it up to me as a possibility probably about a year ago at this point".

According to, the message on The Spoiling Dead Fans site read: "Out of respect for me, for Carl, and for one of the last few seasons of the show, I'm asking you not to spoil the ending of 808 once your sources inform you of what happens".

In The Walking Dead comics, Carl is one of the reasons behind the war with the next big threat - the Whisperers.

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'But once he laid out to me exactly what his long-term plans were, and the things that come out of it, and the things that it leads to, it was something I got on board with'.

The Walking Dead season eight is nearly ready to return with its midseason premiere, during which it's expected that Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) will take his last breath.

The writer said they anticipated the online reaction: "We're not supposed to be happy when these characters die".

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We know that there have been many people out there who have wanted comic creator Robert Kirkman to come out against the move, given that this entire world is his baby and he has such affection for Carl. Robert knows that fans are pissed, and he stresses that TWD team's job now is "prove that this was a decision worth making". "It's been a great challenge to set for ourselves, and it's what we hope to do with the character - to push Morgan to places he could only get by coming into contact with the characters on 'Fear.' They'll change him". This was especially shocking to fans because Carl is still alive and well in the comics. It means that there will be some differences to them.

"The Walking Dead" midseason finale featured a big twist that pretty much sealed the fate of a major character. We're just really excited to share with the audience.

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