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The Walking Dead creator “open” to TV, game crossovers

Tuesday, 11th February 2014 02:15 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has said he’s open to seeing some crossover between the events of the TV show and TellTale’s adventure series – and possibly even hinted that such an interaction is on the way.

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Wired asked Kirkman about the possibility of the show and game referencing each other.

“That door is always open for us, though whether or not we step through it remains a big question,” he said.

“I certainly wouldn’t want to spoil anything cool like that if we had it coming up. Scott Gimple, our showrunner, is certainly a huge fan of that game series as well and very familiar with it.”

If this notion sounds familiar, it sure should. Not only has it occurred to you, me and everyone we know multiple times a day since the games were first announced, TellTale was apparently considering such a feature for Season 2.

So far, a brief mention of Macon in the latest TV season is the only reference to the wider franchise universe that has occurred between the two pieces of media.

“That was a little nod to those fans, to let them know that we’re aware of the greater Walking Dead universe. It’s always fun to come up with those little things,” Kirkman said.

The Walking Dead is first and foremost a comic, but Kirkman is heavily involved with the show as well.

The Walking Dead: Season 2 – Episode 2: A House Divided is “just around the corner”, TellTale has said. It’s coming to iOS, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Thanks, Gamespot.

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4 Comments

  1. Rikki

    Just add Lee and Clem to the TV show. DONE!

    #1 10 months ago
  2. YoungZer0

    Please don’t. The further the game is from the shitty TV series, the better.

    #2 10 months ago
  3. Revolting

    Hmm, that’s particularly odd, given that the games are based on the graphic novels while the TV series is it’s own entity very loosely based on the graphic novels, but with many, many contradictory differences. Because of this even the first season of the game is directly at odds with the TV series continuity.

    #3 10 months ago
  4. Revolting

    That said, I guess they could do things like borrow from non-condradictory things from the TV series in ways that don’t clash with the existing graphic novel lore. Like, say, have the game characters meet the Dixons, who don’t exist in the graphic novels, but could feasibly exist in the space the game occupies away from the graphic novel characters. That would be an interesting way of making the game become a kind of bridge between the graphic novel and TV series continuities.

    #4 10 months ago

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