The seventh and most anticipated (so far) season of the Walking Dead is finally coming back to the small screen this month, and for ANC and the rest of the show’s execs, things could not get any better than this.
[SPOILERS FOR THE COMIC BOOK AND TV SERIES BELOW]
Apparently, for some, it could (have) and the series actually made one glaring error that makes it worse than what it is right now.
Killing Andrea was not good for the show
According to the website ComicBook.com, the TV series’ killing of the female character, Andrea was “one enormous mistake that has changed its (the show’s) entire framework, and the show is much worse for it.”
As long-time Walking Dead fans would know, Andrea plays a significant role in the comic book continuity of the popular undead series but was killed in season three of the TV show. She is one of the major characters in the comic, driving a lot of the story in certain directions, sometimes even more so than Rick.
Aside from also having a weird relationship with Dale (as seen on TV), Andrea made a real connection with the character in the comic book. This relationship was further developed when the two adopted a set of twins (who were portrayed instead by Lizzie and Mika in the show and adopted by Carol).
The dynamics among these characters was further explored as the comics went along. Eventually, though, the twins were killed and Dale died after being bitten and eaten by cannibals. But the tragedies that followed Andrea eventually molded her into a character much like Rick, who also lost his wife and baby girl.
And by the latter part of the comic book, Rick and Andrea were “the king and queen of The Walking Dead.” And the comic even reached a point where Carl referred to Andrea as mom.
But that will obviously never happen on the TV show. And the Walking Dead may never be good as it could have been.
Meanwhile, a series executive producer and season six finale and seven premier directors Greg Nicotero shed some light on the upcoming season of the Walking Dead. In an interview with Kevin Smith on Geeking Out, the director teased of how much worse the situation will become for Rick and the rest of his crew as the first episode rolls along.
“You’re gonna be mad. It was the hardest episode I’ve ever directed,” referring to the first episode. “There’s so much more that happens in that episode that is more heartbreaking than that moment, that by the time the episode’s over it’s almost too much. It just keeps getting worse. It goes lower and lower and lower and lower.”
See how low it can really get when the Walking Dead premieres on October 23 on AMC.
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