"The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman discussed which aspects of his comic book series will appear in the show's sixth season, what will be different and more during an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
"I can't tell you how closely season 6 will follow the comics!" he said. "We have to keep people guessing. If you're paying attention, the material around volume 13 or so of the comic series has been getting adapted into the show most recently, but we always reserve the right to stray from the source or even jump back or ahead and do things out of order. All that said, the biggest differences we'll see revolve around Daryl, who was never in the comic, and Carol, who was long dead and never as cool as the TV version by this point."
"In addition to that, we have Lennie James' Morgan, who is also very different (and cooler) than his comics counterpart. Having Lennie, who was such a huge part of season 1 and amazing every time we had him back, finally a regular part of this show is really going to energize this show for the coming season. And I would argue this show wasn't really in need of re-energizing, so it's just going to be that much better," he added.
"I'm in the enviable position of constantly seeing Scott [Gimple] and the rest of the writers dig up morsels from my work and doing things with them I never could have imagined," he shared. "All I'll say is that a few of the things coming deal with very cool, very beloved parts of the comic series and expand them in ways that die-hard fans are going to love. Oftentimes we do things that are cool, but risky, and I know some people will love it, but there's a potential for some people not to like the changes we're making or things we're adding. This is not one of those times. This stuff is awesome."