The Walking Dead Showrunner Reveals a Single Regret He Has About the Series



  • The Walking Dead
    series writer and showrunner Scott M. Gimple has a regret about not watching the show’s premiere with the audience, highlighting the importance of shared experiences.
  • The Walking Dead
    has become a vast universe, spanning multiple seasons and spin-offs, and redefining the zombie genre.
  • The upcoming series,
    The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live
    , will explore the romance between Rick and Michonne in a post-apocalyptic world, delving into the meaning of life amidst the undead.

With The Walking Dead’s 14th anniversary drawing near, the series writer and showrunner Scott M. Gimple recently revealed that he harbors a singular regret that might surprise even the fans.

In a chat with ComicBook discussing The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, Gimple revealed a personal story, offering insight into his character. When asked about any changes he’d wish to make to the series, Gimple’s response veered from the expected narrative alterations to a moment of missed connection. At Madison Square Garden’s premiere, he was caught up chatting instead of watching the show’s big screen debut with the audience. This missed opportunity for communal viewing remains a poignant memory for him, highlighting the importance of shared experiences in storytelling. Gimple revealed:

“Oh my word. Oh dear. I don’t know, man. I don’t like having regrets and even if I have them, I don’t even wanna share them. I will say a regret I have, which is not like a story of regret. But when we did the premiere in Madison Square Garden, I got into like a conversation with somebody in the green room. I don’t know if it was Norman (Reedus) or somebody else and I never sat down to watch it in that crowd and I regret that all the time not watching the show on the big screen. I think it was 601. I don’t know what I was doing because I could call Norman now. I don’t know if we were talking, I was talking to somebody else but I majorly regret not sitting in the audience for that one. It was an amazing event and I was in a green room.”

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Gimple has guided The Walking Dead to become a vast universe, featuring more than 170 episodes over sixteen seasons and leading to the creation of six unique spinoffs. The series has not only dominated ratings but also redefined the zombie genre.

The Walking Dead The Ones Who Live Explores New Horizons with Rick and Michonne’s Reunion

The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live promises to enchant viewers as Andrew Lincoln reprises his role as Rick Grimes, bridging the gap his departure in season 9 created. This series promises to bridge gaps, continuing the saga of Danai Gurira’s Michonne in her quest to reunite with Rick. The inclusion of characters from various spinoffs, such as Pollyanna McIntosh’s Jadis Stokes and newcomers like Lesley-Ann Brandt, Matt Jeffries, and Terry O’Quinn, underscores the expansive and interconnected world that Gimple and his team have crafted.

The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live is scheduled to premiere on AMC on February 25, 2024.

Over six weeks, this series will reveal an epic romance set in a world devastated by zombies, with each episode contributing to the overarching narrative. Amid the ruins of a world after the apocalypse, Rick and Michonne navigate survival, their own identities, and the unyielding search for each other. The story delves into the core of existence in a setting where the dead roam, exploring what it truly means to live.

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