The Walking Dead Video Game And TV Show Crossover Is A Possibility
The Walking Dead is back on TV and honestly the latest episode fell very flat for me. I’d seen these scenes done far better in the comics. I have also been more emotionally engaged when playing the game from Telltale.
In fact, that game crafted a pretty amazing story within the Walking Dead universe which runs parallel to the canon established by Robert Kirkman and his colleagues in the comics.
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So what if the TV series drew inspiration from the games as well? Surely that could produce something amazing.
After the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead aired in the US on Sunday (and in SA last night), creator Robert Kirkman has spoke about the possibility of a TV series and video game crossover.
“That door is always open for us, though whether or not we step through it remains a big question,” said Kirkman in an interview with Wired.
So, will we ever see anything like Rick Grimes talking to Clementine? “I certainly wouldn’t want to spoil anything cool like that if we had it coming up,” said Kirkman. “Scott Gimple, our showrunner, is certainly a huge fan of that game series as well and very familiar with it.”
Earlier on in Season 4 of TWD one of the characters plans a trip to Macon. The town where part of the Telltale game takes place.
Earlier in the current season of The Walking Dead, one of the lead characters planned a trip to Macon, the hometown of protagonist Lee in season one of the game adaptation.
“That was a little nod to those fans, to let them know that we’re aware of the greater Walking Dead universe,” said Kirkman. “It’s always fun to come up with those little things.”
I’d certainly like to see Clementine brought to life in a Tv series. She’d be a hell of alot more engaging and interesting than a Carl who simply says “I win” a lot of times and in situations where it is not appropriate.