The horror series, which is based on a comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, introduced fans to a group of survivors. Their attempts to stay alive during the constant threat of attacks from zombies captured people’s attention for nearly a decade.
In November 2022, The Walking Dead came to an end — but not before using its finale to set up the future of the franchise. The last episode ended in a hopeful place as the Commonwealth entered a period of peace. Fans were surprised when the finale offered a glimpse at previously departed Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira).
Executive producer Angela Kang praised the source material for allowing The Walking Dead to end on a high note.
“Robert Kirkman’s vision of the comic is it closes a chapter and then another door opens. Because in some ways, it’s the zombie story that never ends,” she told Variety at the time. “That sense of things are still happening in the background, and not everything has been fixed. But neither is it just sort of a nihilistic view of the world, where all these people try to survive for years and then fail. The intent is to close the chapter, but then, let people feel like there’s another turn to the story.”
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