'Walking Dead' Creator Robert Kirkman on the Season 4 Finale: It's 'Savage'
David Morrissey and Robert Kirkman on the set of 'The Walking Dead'
"The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman participated in his first-ever Reddit AMA this week, and, unsurprisingly, shared lots of good scoop on the AMC series that wraps up its fourth season on March 30. And about that finale: He says we should expect a "savage" episode and a huge cliffhanger.
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"Savage," Kirkman answered in response to a one-word summation of the season ender. "Honestly … people are going to be talking about this one. The cliffhanger at the end of Season 4 will make the wait between Seasons 4 and 5 the hardest wait we've ever had. ENJOY!"
Other highlights from the chat:
Will we ever learn what happened to Beth after her (alleged) abduction in "Alone"?
"We will see Beth again … eventually," Kirkman says. This season? Will she still be alive when we see her? Those questions remain.
Emily Kinney talks Season 4 finale:
He insists, no character or actor on the series is too popular to be killed off [even Norman Reedus's Daryl]:
"In my opinion, I feel like characters ripen like fruit. So while I wouldn't say the more popular a character is the more likely they are to die, they do have to reach a certain level of popularity before they've 'earned' the death," Kirkman says. "No character is too popular to die. (Suck it, Reedus!)"
Yes, even Andrew Lincoln's Rick:
"ABSOLUTELY NOT," he responded (all caps are his) when asked if Rick is safe. "Although when I look in Andrew Lincoln's piercing blue eyes, I feel safe."
Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) in 'The Walking Dead'
Will any other characters get their own novels, like with the "Walking Dead" novels that unfolded the backstory of the Governor (and served as inspiration for that character's storyline in the first half of Season 4)?
Indeed. "There will be more novels. Jay Bonansinga is killing it with those books, and I'm really excited about doing more. Stay tuned to the news over at thewalkingdead.com," Kirkman says.