Robert Kirkman is in a fairly odd position with The Walking Dead. He's the creator of the comic series that was turned into a TV series back in 2010. He's also an executive producer, which means he has been a part of the creation of the show for some time, and even is a part of the writers room. Speaking in a recent profile with a bunch of genre producers over at The Hollywood Reporter, The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman explained how he had to get used to getting flack from people on the series who may or may have not liked certain facets of his comic creations. Per Kirkman:
It's a weird position to be in. A lot of times when writers' works are adapted for TV or film, they aren't involved with the production in such an intimate way. (Possibly because some writers have trouble dealing with changes that are being made to plots and characters.) The case is different with Robert Kirkman, who is pretty involved with the AMC series that brought his characters to life. In addition to serving as an executive producer on the show, he's also written actual episodes of the series for the production. He's been so involved that people apparently kept forgetting that he was in the room when they talked about issues they had with the series early on.
Speaking to THR, Robert Kirkman also talked about how nice it is to be able to see his series come to life on the big screen, so despite taking some flack for his creative works over time, he's still excited about The Walking Dead and where it will be going in Season 9. He said about the show:
While working on a TV show is not always fun and games, it seems the prolific comics writer and The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead producer has had a great TV experience so far. To catch his work back in action, tune in to The Walking Dead when it hits the schedule this October. We'll keep you updated if and when Fear The Walking Dead adds a renewal order, as well.
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