Robert Kirkman: Rick and Morgan's Reunion Will Be the 'Spine' of The Walking Dead Season Six

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 1:43PM
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Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 1:43PM
Robert Kirkman: Rick and Morgan's Reunion Will Be the 'Spine' of The Walking Dead Season Six
This season of The Walking Dead ended with an unforgettable reunion between Rick and Morgan, the latter of whom we met in the pilot and has been lurking in the background ever since. Now, Morgan will finally be a major character in season six, joining the Rickettes and seemingly stirring up some conflict. At the Walking Dead panel of the NAB show, Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman said that the interaction between the two characters was going to be "the spine of Season 6."

He didn't elaborate on that point, but it makes sense, as the reunion between Morgan and Rick was teased for the entire back half of the season. And now that Morgan is some kind of zen ninja and Rick is gradually losing his marbles, there may be a shift in the power dynamics. That being said, there's been way more foundation laid for either Carol or Michonne to take over leadership duties once Rick is deemed unfit, so I personally hope they go with one of those characters, from both a feminist and a storytelling standpoint.

Kirkman also stated that he envisions the show running for "many, many years," as long as there's enough of an audience to appease the network. Usually horror/action shows are not particularly conducive to longevity, but considering that The Walking Dead has consistently spanked the NFL in the ratings, and that they have a well of comic storylines to draw from, this may very well happen.

He also discussed the relationship between The Walking Dead and the upcoming spin-off, Fear the Walking Dead, as well as whether we'll ever find out the origin of the zombie plague. Watch the full panel discussion below:



The Walking Dead season six returns to AMC this fall, while Fear the Walking Dead will air sometime this summer. 

Via Indiewire.
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