Robert Kirkman Admits The Walking Dead Finale Reaction Exceeded Expectations

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The writer and creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, hosted a Reddit AMA on Monday in promotion of his upcoming Outcast series on Cinemax. The fan reception wasn't the warmest for a little while.

Most comments throughout the session were questioning The Walking Dead's season six finale and cliffhanger. While Kirkman dodged most of them, he acknowledged a few.

"We expected a big reaction. I will admit it's possible this exceeded our expecations," Kirkman tells Reddit user Kittensofdeath.

Furthermore, Kirkman promised a pleasing season seven should all of the angry fans choose to stick around. "I think you're mistaking an explanation for an excuse or a justification," Kirkman tells another user. "I personally liked it. Scott Gimple and I spent many months going over exactly how to stage it and how to adapt that scene. Many options were discussed. I do strongly believe that when you watch the season 7 premiere (if you do) you will see the two halves of the story and it will all make sense why we did what we did. But a whole heck of a lot of you folks are unhappy. I'm not kidding myself about that. Season 7 is very strong, we know what's coming. If you stick around... you'll like where we're taking things."

Here's one way to make up the cliffhanger to angry fans: give them a tiger.


The Walking Dead will return for its seventh season in October.