While there’s been talk about a potential movie based on The Walking Dead, Kirkman has opened up about how long it’ll take for the show to catch up with the comic source material.
Writing in the latest issue of the comic in response to a question about the show’s potential mileage, Kirkman wrote: ‘It took us six seasons to get to 100.
‘It won’t take us six years to get to 200 and that will take us to season…. TWELVE. And we’ll still be ahead of the show at that point.’
So does this mean we’re going to be accelerating through events in the comic at a much quicker rate? Or is he simply teasing future plans for the show?
Either way, it’s certainly sounding like good news – considering one of the show’s major criticisms is often its sluggish narrative pace between the tentpole season premieres and finales.
This possible plan also hinges on whether the show can keep viewers hooked, with ratings in the US for season seven being the lowest since some of the worst-rated episodes of season three.
The show’s popularity however has been maintained in the UK – so just ship them this way, yeah?
The second half of season seven is expected to begin on February 13, with an eighth season also confirmed to premiere in late 2017.