If there is one thing we know for sure, it is that most television shows nowadays are not shy when it comes to killing off main characters. Just look at shows such as Game of Thrones, Arrow, House of Cards and The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead, which is now moving onto its seventh season, has done a pretty good job at holding onto a few of its major characters since Season One. One of those characters, is Rick Grimes himself. Rick has been through hell, and there have been several times when Rick realistically could have or should have died.
In a Reddit AMA promoting his new TV series Outcast, Robert Kirkman, creator of both The Walking Dead show and comic book series it is based on, said Rick will die—“eventually.”
Kirkman also addressed the Season Six finale cliffhanger:
“I just want to point out that a lot of what you seem to hate about the finale are your assumptions of how season 7 will start. I assure you it will [have an impact]. You’re welcome to be unhappy with the episode that aired. Was it a misstep? Maybe. Only time will tell. Scott Gimple is a great guy who EVERY FAN would love if they could get to know him. He LOSES SLEEP trying to make the fan base happy. It may not seem that way, but it is. He loves the comic as much as the die hard fans of the comics do, he was a die hard fan of the comic before the show existed.”
How or when do you think Rick will eventually die?