Kirkman offers no road map for The Walking Dead
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) - Nothing's been as hard for Robert Kirkman as killing off Glenn.
Not only did he do away with a beloved character in the comic book version of The Walking Dead, he knew he'd eventually have to face actor Steven Yeun, who plays Glenn on the hit AMC zombie apocalypse television series. Although the series departs from its source material, he knew Yeun would wonder about his fate on Season 4.
"It was really strange for me writing that, knowing that Steven was going to read it," Kirkman said. "There was a concern like I didn't want Steven to read it and think I was mad at him."
Lucky for Yeun, then, that Kirkman isn't like George R.R. Martin. When fans went bonkers over the season-ending Game Of Thrones episode Red Wedding, Martin, author of the books the series is based on, chided fans they needed only to read his novels to know what was coming. Kirkman gives his watchers, readers - and actors - no such road map.