The Walking Dead Season 6 Will Expand On Beloved Parts Of The Comic Books

The Walking Dead season 6 is already a hit with fans and it hasn't started yet - it's all based on a powerful Comic Con trailer.

Well, Robert Kirkman is giving us even more reason to get excited for the sixth season. "All I'll say is that a few of the things coming deal with very cool, very beloved parts of the comic series and expand them in ways that die-hard fans are going to love," the writer/creator told EW. "Oftentimes we do things that are cool, but risky, and I know some people will love it, but there's a potential for some people not to like the changes we're making or things we're adding. This is not one of those times. This stuff is awesome."

That's a lot of confidence for Kirkman as hit AMC zombie drama rolls full speed into its sixth season. headed into season 6, "I'm in the enviable position of constantly seeing Scott and the rest of the writers dig up morsels from my work and doing things with them I never could have imagined. If you're paying attention, the material around volume 13 or so of the comic series has been getting adapted into the show most recently, but we always reserve the right to stray from the source or even jump back or ahead and do things out of order. All that said, the biggest differences we'll see revolve around Daryl, who was never in the comic, and Carol, who was long dead and never as cool as the TV version by this point," Kirkman said.

"In addition to that, we have Lennie James' Morgan, who is also very different (and cooler) than his comics counterpart. Having Lennie, who was such a huge part of season 1 and amazing every time we had him back, finally a regular part of this show is really going to energize this show for the coming season. And I would argue this show wasn't really in need of reenergizing, so it's just going to be that much better."

We'll keep this article spoiler free for non-comic readers but there are certainly some big time iconic moments coming up around this point in the comics. Comic fans know what I'm talking about. Just keep an eye out in season 6.

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The Walking Dead returns October 11 at 9 PM EST on AMC.