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The Walking Dead: Show’s Creator Confirms Survival of Two Characters

Published on August 21st, 2020 | Updated on August 21st, 2020 | By FanFest

The Walking Dead has been one of the biggest sensations television has ever seen. We’re just weeks away from the Season 10 finale on October 4 at 8 p.m. The Walking Dead has  developed a reputation with its fans for continuing to kill off its favorite characters, over and over again.  Well, you can rest assured that two characters are safe, according to the show’s creator!  Or are they?

The show’s creator, Robert Kirkman, recently sat down with Hey Fandom! for an “ask me anything” (AMA) and answered fans’ questions about a number of topics. However, he was very clear on the fate of two of the show’s beloved characters.

Kirkman discussed the fates of Michonne (Danai Gurira) and Eugene (Josh McDermitt).


(Comics Spoiler) In the Walking Dead comics, both Michonne and Eugene live to an old age, with Michonne becoming a judge for The Commonwealth and Eugene leading up the creation of a railroad.

During the AMA with Hey Fandom!, Kirkman explained, “I will say that there’s a lot of implied story in the final issue, with the railroad meeting, and the colony to the West uniting with the colony to the East.”

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Kirkman continued, “There’s some general thoughts and notions that I have for that.” He continued, “If the television show ever gets to that point in the comic book series, and we decide to continue past that point I’m kind of excited about the idea of telling a little bit more with older Eugene and Judge Michonne and the different things that were in the comic series that could have gone on, and we could have done more with.”

However, even given these assurances by Kirkman, there have been so many other factors that have determined the fates of characters on The Walking Dead. Rick Grimes makes it nearly to the end in the comics but we see him depart the show because Andrew Lincoln is ready to spend time with his children.  Or, take Laurie Holden, who played Andrea.  Her character has a much quicker departure on the show versus the comic book because of behind-the-scenes disagreements with the previous showrunner.

Given everything, who really knows how this all plays out.  All we know is that ten seasons in, we are still enjoying The Walking Dead.

What do you think about Eugene and Michonne surviving into old age? Let us know in the comments below!

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6 thoughts on “The Walking Dead: Show’s Creator Confirms Survival of Two Characters

  1. Still say Rick should survive. Still a good show! Wish some old dead characters were still alive. All we’ve been seeing are ones who might be questionable about surviving an apocalypse then those who are survivalists or those military folks. Would make sense to have someone like that show up and survive but one possible such as Daryl and thats it. Still great to watch. Still love season one the best!

  2. Personally I think anyone who went against Scott Gimple wound up written off. Andrea, Dale, and evening Carl, who discussed going to school and wound up on Gimple’s shit list, all left the show early. The Andrew Lincoln I feel left because of Carl’s departure, the John Conner of the Comics. Why else did they move in Angela Kang, who has done an amazing job and getting the show back on track and the fan base coming back?!!

  3. I think it’s great but I wish Rick would show up for the final episode just for the end

  4. I think thst michonne and Eugene surviving to an old age would be awesome. Just wish Carl had of like in the comics.

  5. I like that idea as I love these two characters. If Daryl dies though We Riot. Carol is a badass and my favorite.


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