Get ready to find the lighter side of the zombie apocalypse.
The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking airs October 8th and is going to feature a number of segments sure to rile up The Walking Dead fans, including one about a sitcom featuring Maggie and a post-Lucille Glenn still living together titled “Happy Glenndings.”
“I’m biased because I wrote it, but ‘Happy Glenndings’…that’s just one of those things we do on Robot Chicken: What happened after everybody went home?” Robot Chicken writer Breckin Meyer told Yahoo Entertainment.
The larger story of the special involves a group of fans visiting a Walking Dead museum full of artifacts like Daryl’s crossbow. The tour guide begins telling the history of The Walking Dead until an old man with an eyepatch, Old Man Carl, pulls aside Robot Chicken character The Nerd to give his version of the apocalypse as relayed through the bit in the Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special.
Old Man Carl, and young Carl, are voiced by Chandler Riggs, who is joined in the episode by his Walking Dead co-stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jon Bernthal, Lennie James, Steven Yeun, Scott Wilson, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Michael Rooker, and Josh McDermitt.
“[The special] is just this ultimate kind of love fest of The Walking Dead, of ‘Hey, let’s put this in, oh, we got to have Carl doing this, we gotta have Darryl’s crossbow, and Carl’s hat!’" Meyer said. "All of that. I think that was just the ultimate love letter to The Walking Dead.”
The idea to do a Walking Dead-themed episode of Robot Chicken actually started with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman.
“I wish it were a more elaborate story,” Robot Chicken co-creator Matthew Senreich explained. “At San Diego Comic-Con, I do this annual dinner with a bunch of people… We all kind of started in comic books, and Robert Kirkman is one of those people. So we were sitting there during our annual dinner, and [Kirkman] was like, ‘Hey, you’ve done these DC specials for Robot Chicken, why don’t you do a Walking Dead?” And I was like, ‘OK.’ So, really, it was very casual, and we just kind of joked about it at that dinner.”
“That’s a testament to both AMC and Adult Swim and how well they play together, that we were able to pull something like this off,” added Robot Chicken co-creator Seth Green.
The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking premieres October 8th at midnight on Adult Swim.
The Walking Dead Season Eight premieres October 22nd at 9 pm ET on AMC.