The Strolling Useless creator Robert Kirkman has revealed that he pushed for the TV sequence to kill Rick Grimes off in an early season however, fortunately in our opinion, the writers insisted the character be saved on the present.
Throughout a panel at San Diego Comedian-Con not too long ago, Kirkman recalled how he’d often burst into the AMC hit’s writers’ room and pitch the lead’s loss of life, claiming that it might be an amusing strategy to “freak out” viewers. “With Strolling Useless, I used to be a lot youthful and far more reckless,” Kirkman mentioned (through Leisure Weekly). “I used to be an absolute lunatic. I’d be like, ‘Kill Rick Grimes at present! I do not care! It will be humorous!'”
“The writers are like, ‘Robert, you are loopy. We will not try this,'” he laughed. “However any time there have been huge modifications in The Strolling Useless, that is what excited me.”
For the most half, The Strolling Useless was fairly devoted to its supply materials throughout its 11 seasons. It by no means shied away from offing primary characters – RIP Hershel, Beth, Glenn, Abraham, Carl, and extra – and was all the higher for it, because it highlighted the hazards of the post-apocalyptic society these people have discovered themselves in. That mentioned, it will’ve been an actual disgrace to have missed out on Andrew Lincoln’s staggering efficiency as the previous Deputy Sheriff – and his good American accent. (Severely, what number of Brits over-pronounce their Ts or elongate their As whereas making an attempt their finest to play somebody from the Midwest?)
The Love Truly actor by no means picked up any Primetime Emmy nods for the position, which is wild, however us followers recognize every thing he gave to the horror-drama through the years. If you happen to assume again to ‘Days Gone Bye’, The Strolling Useless’s very first episode, we had been launched to… the brand new world by way of Rick’s bleary eyes, establishing a bond between us and him prefer it did no different character on the present. Later, Lincoln had us tearing up when Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) died, birthed the ever-famous “Coral” meme, and left us shaken when Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan broke Rick’s spirit. He additionally scared us, impressed us, and effectively, rocked a bloody face like nobody else.
Nobody works a bloody face fairly like Rick Grimes pic.twitter.com/TDBrDTLD7vMarch 9, 2022
Lincoln stepped away from the present in season 9, when an injured Rick was whisked away by a Civic Republic Navy helicopter, and it was by no means fairly the identical. So it may solely be thought of factor that he did not depart sooner…
Within the comics, Rick did not make it till the top of the sequence, having been killed by Pamela Milton’s son Sebastian (performed by Teo Rapp-Olsson within the present) not lengthy after the survivors stumbled throughout the Commonwealth. However we’re glad his onscreen counterpart hasn’t kicked the bucket simply but… and can quickly be fronting his personal spin-off sequence The Strolling Useless: The Ones Who Reside, reverse Danai Gurira’s Michonne.
For extra, take a look at our information on methods to watch The Strolling Useless franchise so as. Or, if zombie apocalypses aren’t your factor, have a peruse of our record of new TV exhibits heading our method.