Unlike GAME OF THRONES, THE WALKING DEAD TV Show Will Not Spoil The Books

Unlike GAME OF THRONES, THE WALKING DEAD TV Show Will Not Spoil The Books

While HBO's Game of Thrones may spoil the ending of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series, AMC's The Walking Dead will not spoil the end of Robert Kirkman's comic book series. Here's what Kirkman had to say.

Given the writing pace of author George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones executive producers have confirmed that the HBO drama will spoil the ending of Martin's fantasy series before Martin released the final novel.  Of course, anyone who has read the books and is fan of the show knows that the series has omitted certain storylines and changed a few supporting characters so the show can't possibly spoil the entire totality of sprawling book series.  However, it stands to reason that the ultimate fate of fan favorite characters such as Jon Snow (Kit Harrington), Arya (Maisie Williams) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) will indeed be revealed on the HBO television adaptation before it's ever revealed A Dream of Spring - the reported seventh and final volume of A Song of Ice and Fire. Bear in mind, the sixth volume, The Winds of Winter, has yet to be released and the HBO drama is already set to depict events from the fifth volume, A Dance of Dragons, when season  5 starts on April 12.

With that recent revelation, Comicbook.com asked Robert Kirkman if the AMC adaptation of his Walking Dead comic book would ever spoil unpublished ideas and storylines from his comic.  Said Kirkman, "I think it would be impossible for any way that the show would end to spoil the comic. I that think they are both very separate.  I have certain endings in mind for the comic book. I have different events that I want to get to and if I haven't gotten to them yet when the show is wrapping up I'm just not going to tell anyone in the writers' room what my idea is for how I would wrap up the comic book. If they come up with anything similar, I'll be like, 'I don't like that, let's not do that,' and try to steer them away from it. So I think it'll be pretty easy to keep them separate but that is something that has occurred to me, that I have thought about."

 

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