The Walking Dead creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman has revealed the one storyline he’d most like to change.
Speaking to fans at the Walker Stalker Cruise 2018, Kirkman revealed that, given the chance, he’d revive the pacifistic character of Tyreese (played by Chad Coleman).
“I miss the character a lot in the comics, and it was great getting to write him again for the show, and you know, I thought he was a cool guy,” Kirkman explained, as I liked how gentle he was and how ill-equipped for the world he was and what a struggle it was for him to bash people’s heads in with that hammer.”
Watch the full talk back below.
The Walking Dead series eight will return next month, after a brief mid-season pause.
In the midseason finale of season eight, main character Carl Grimes was bitten by a zombie. His death will be seen in the midseason premiere on February 25.
Fans were not happy with the move from the programme’s showrunners, not least because the character is still alive in the comic books on which the series was based, and features in a very prominent storyline later down the line.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, comic book creator Kirkman said: “I think Scott [M. Gimple, showrunner] first brought it up to me as a possibility probably about a year ago at this point. At first, I was kind of like, ‘Well, that’s a big one, you know?’ I might have had a little bit of trepidation.
“But once he laid out to me exactly what his long-term plans were, and the things that come out of it, and the things that it leads to, it was something I got on board with,” he continued.