‘The Walking Dead’ Creator Finally Speaks Up About Cliffhanger Ending

‘The Walking Dead’ Creator Finally Speaks Up About Cliffhanger Ending
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“The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman has finally tackled the controversial season finale cliffhanger of the hit zombie show one month after it aired.


The final episode showed how villain Negan, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, swung his barbed-wire-covered bat at an unknown character. However, fans have to wait for the character’s revelation set to be shown in season 7, Screen Rant said in a report.

Amidst fan outrage over the sixth season finale “The Walking Dead,” which led to a few signing up for a petition to resolve the ending, the executive producer wrote that it was “fun.”

“The speculation, the frustration, the possibilities, the theories … honestly, in my mind … that stuff is FUN,” he said. “I honestly feel like that’s something fun for the fans to do during the break. Was it Spencer? Could it have been Morgan? What about Carol? Did Negan Kill Jesus?! (Note, none of them were there … I’m not giving ANYTHING AWAY.)”

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He added that production knows that fans are angry over this matter, but he cleared that it is not their intention to do so.

“The idea was that after 6 seasons of a show, we wanted to stay on your mind and give you something to talk about,” he said.

His letter was included in Issue #154 of the show’s graphic novel for the week and was also posted on Reddit.

However, a Gizmodo report said that the ending irritated a number of fans, and Robert Kirkman’s explanation is not what they wanted.

“I won’t be spending the next six months wondering which character Negan might have killed,” Gizmodo’s Rob Bricken said. “I’ll be thinking about this finale and being irritated as shit. I’m guessing I won’t be alone.”

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