With the amazing season 4 finale a few weeks behind us now, fans are desperate for the fifth season to get here. Recently, series creator Robert Kirkman spoke with MTV and teased some information about what we can see in season 5.
“I just turned in the second episode script for season five, and all the writers are hard at work on their individual episodes. We’re pretty much halfway through the fifth season, script-wise. And we’ve already nailed down what our finale is, and what our overall arc of the season is. The back half of the season is taking shape very quickly, and we’ll have all the scripts written by the summer…It’s always interesting the way these things overlap. By the time people have seen the entirety of the season, we’re already pretty much done with the writing on the first half of the next season. We’re always quite a bit ahead. We’ll be rolling cameras in May, so I’m very excited about that.”
The subject of the character Negan from the comics was also brought up, whom Kirkman says they are planning to introduce to the series.
“As far as Negan casting goes, Scott (Gimple, showrunner) and I are always talking about who we would put in that, it’s definitely on our minds, and there are definitely a lot of candidates. But I wouldn’t expect Negan too terribly soon, although he is definitely in the plan. It’s a 99% lock that he’s going to be in the show eventually, so be on the lookout for that.”
Season 5 of “The Walking Dead” will debut on AMC on Sundays this fall.