Walking Dead Creator On Character Deaths

Even more so than “Game of Thrones,” job security isn’t great on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” with cast members dropping like flies over each of the show’s four seasons so far.

Robert Kirkman, the creator of the comic and a producer on the show, says that he’s the one person involved in the series who knows exactly when every one of the characters is going to die. He tells EW:

“I got a pretty good idea when all of them are dying. [And] to a certain extent, if we follow the comic, [I know] possibly even more [deaths] than [showrunner] Scott [Gimple] knows. So I’m always like [points around to imaginary Walking Dead cast]… ‘two years, three years, six months, two weeks, oh, God this is awful’!

It’s really rough. Doing the comic, it was fine because it was just lines on a paper. Whatever. We’re killing that guy. Cool. But the show, it sucks because we all work together, we hang out, and have a great time. But, you know, the story’s gotta get done and people gots to die, as I like to say. It’s pretty rough.”