Let ‘The Walking Dead’ Die in Peace, AMC
Attainable unpopular opinion: let The Strolling Useless have the peaceable dying it deserves.
The hasty ending of the TWD comics in June of 2019 got here as a shock for unprepared readers, lots of whom had been alongside for the complete 16-year experience. Personally, I had solely taken the plunge about 5 months prior, after a couple of failed makes an attempt to begin the collection. As a day one fan of the AMC collection, binging the comics left me disenchanted in how the very public disagreements between solid members, showrunners, and community executives had created such a deep schism between the on-screen story and its supply materials.
After all, I do understand that actuality does have an effect on the collection and we don’t stay in an ideal world. Covid created manufacturing points that resulted in some less-than-ideal episodes to shut out season 10. Danai Gurira’s involvement within the Marvel Cinematic Universe led to her abrupt departure from the collection shortly after her function elevated. Lauren Cohan’s tasks outdoors of TWD took her away from the collection within the ninth season with out a lot clarification as to the place her character had gone, just for it to be revealed later that she would return the next season.
Lately, the information dropped that there can be one more spinoff from the unique The Strolling Useless collection, Isle of the Strolling Useless. The brand new chapter will likely be set in Manhattan and led on-screen by Cohan’s Maggie and Negan, who’s performed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, two characters who canonically strongly dislike each other.
WHY? (Cash, duh. However nonetheless.)
This looks like a Star Warsesque money seize. AMC is insistent upon increasing this universe far past the place anybody requested for it to go whereas straying farther and farther from whence it got here. We have already got Worry the Strolling Useless, the webseries The Strolling Useless: World Past, Tales of the Strolling Useless, which hasn’t even aired but, and a rumored Daryl-and-Carol-fronted collection which, but once more, tells viewers to not fear about them as they watch. Plus, now we have but to see any progress on the three Rick-centered feature-length adventures that have been pushed again as a result of pandemic. Though the unique collection is coming to a detailed, the creators and community heads appear to have chosen to proceed their path of oversaturation. Generally it’s a must to know when sufficient is sufficient.
For me, The Strolling Useless died out of the blue and peacefully three years in the past in a bit cabin on the quilt of problem 193 of the comedian collection with a satisfying finish befitting its heroes. Whereas we don’t but know precisely what’s in retailer for almost all of the live-action characters, I believe it may be agreed upon that it’s time to allow them to go as effectively.
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