The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has opened up about what Rick Grimes was like before the zombie-filled apocalypse.
Sheriff Rick awakens from a coma with the world already collapsed but quickly finds himself in a leadership position as his group look to him for answers. Eventually, Rick is forced to some extreme lengths to keep his group safe, including becoming brutal.
In a new, special edition of The Walking Dead comics, The Walking Dead Deluxe #61 by Kirkman and Charlie Adlard, Kirkman spoke about this special psyche (via Screenrant).
This deluxe edition presents the full original issue of The Walking in full colour (as opposed to the black-and-white version it was originally printed as) while there are extra pages added where Kirkman answers fan questions about the series.
One such interaction is as follows: “Do you think Rick ever had that nomad hardened version in himself hidden away even before the apocalypse ready to be triggered?”
Kirkman wrote: “I don’t. The potential was obviously there, but I don’t think it existed until it needed to.
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Fans will be getting ready to see Rick back on screen yet again as Andrew Lincoln will return to the role in the upcoming Rick and Michonne spin-off series.
Michonne actress Danai Gurira recently shared a look new look at the show in a photo of Rick posted on Instagram. Gurira wrote: “Have you seen this man? #TheWalkingDead #Richonne Spinoff.”
This follows an update from the official The Walking Dead Twitter account, which confirmed filming was underway. They wrote: “Andrew Lincoln and @DanaiGurira are back on set! The next chapter of Rick and Michonne’s story begins…”
Andrew Lincoln and @DanaiGurira are back on set!
The next chapter of Rick and Michonne’s story begins… pic.twitter.com/eG14tWr2Xc
— The Walking Dead (@WalkingDead_AMC) February 21, 2023