Walking Dead Will Use Andrea's Comic Book Death for Another Character


The Walking Dead TV series has never shied away from taking the source material in a new direction, but it seems one recent comic book death in particular will make it to the show. In an interview with ComicBook.com, executive producer Scott Gimple revealed that the TV show will give another character Andrea's death from the comics, though he didn't specify who. "I read them basically in real time," Gimple said. "I still read it as a fan. I read it before the show as a fan. When I do read it, it's strangely compartmentalized from this. It's the same experience. So any sort of, 'What the hell?' Is just straight to do with the story, not at all how it relates to the show. I know the show will figure it out. I mean, with [Andrew [sic] getting bit], of course we'll tell it very differently because the character isn't with us, but I wasn't happy to see that neck bite." RELATED: AMC Debuts First Walking Dead Crossover Teaser Image Gimple also talked a bit about Andrea's death and the parallelism employed in her living funeral scene. "I would say, just as a fan, [that funeral] in some ways might be a parallel, especially since she was with him, to Dale's death," Gimple said. "Which, was also a living funeral. And I've not even read it, yet. But I know Robert [Kirkman] does those sort of parallels. I'm looking forward to it. Yeah, I didn't think she was going to get out of that, in any way. That was a one way ticket." Gimple didn't make it clear which other character would die in the same way as Andrea, but some suspect that it may end up being Michonne (Danai Gurira). The fan-favorite has already taken on several aspects from Andrea's role in the comic books so far, as she's currently dating Rick Grimes. At the time of her death, Andrea was married to Rick. RELATED: NYCC: Walking Dead Teases Many More Seasons, Negan's Backstory Andrea finally met her demise in May's Walking Dead #167. She played a significantly longer role than her TV counterpart, who died in Season 3. Returning for Season 8 to AMC on Oct. 22, The Walking Dead is a production of Skybound Entertainment starring Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, David Morrissey, Melissa McBride, Scott Wilson, Michael Cudlitz, Emily Kinney, Chad L. Coleman, Lennie James, Sonequa Martin-Green and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

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