Wondering what to expect from the Walking Dead television show? Robert Kirkman spilled a lot of beans in a recent interview, including the fact that he is writing one of the episodes himself.
Kirkman talked to Ain't It Cool about the AMC adaptation of his Image comic book, and revealed that he's been working in the writers' room for the show:
I just turned in my outline for the fourth episode a week or so ago. I’m going to be pretty involved in the series up to the point of actually writing a few episodes here and there, hopefully as we move into the [still undecided] second season. So yeah, it’s pretty exciting... The writers room is a very useful tool and they will be there to say, “Yeah, that script doesn’t look like a television script, it looks like a comic script. You need to change this around,” so I’ll be leaning on them quite a bit as I kind of learn the ropes. They are all great guys who are really supportive, so I’m pretty excited about that.
He also addressed fans' concerns about potential censorship of the show:
You know, we just had a long meeting about this. There are some language restrictions. You’re not going to be dropping the F-bomb on AMC, which is fine... I think the best way to put it is if you have ever watched Breaking Bad…. they push the limit in Breaking Bad quite often. There’s severed heads on the back of turtles, there’s liquefied bodies falling through ceilings, somebody just got their head blown off recently. I don’t want to spoil anything, but there’s very graphic nasty stuff that’s on Breaking Bad all of the time and the thing that I was very excited to learn about AMC is that there is no limitation to how much of that you can have per episode or per hour or per minute.
Filming on the series is apparently already underway, with a debut later this year.