'Walking Dead' creator explains his original vision for the series

Walking dead robert kirkman seth meyersNBCRobert Kirkman’s ‘Walking Dead’ comic book series inspired the TV show.

“The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman had a firm idea of what he wanted when he created the comic book series that would become the hit AMC show.

“I’m a huge fan of zombie movies,” he told Seth Meyers on Thursday’s episode of “Late Night.”

He continued:

“I love the [George] Romero movies, especially. But I don’t like the way zombie movies end. Most zombie movies are about a group of interesting people doing interesting things: fighting zombies. And then, the time runs out. They’re like, ‘Well, that was a lot of fun. We’re all gonna die now. We’re gonna run off into the sunset. You’ll never see us again.’ So I wanted to do a story about how these people continue to survive and find food and how messed up it makes them over a long period of time.”

Basically, as Meyers summarized, Kirkman wanted “a zombie movie that never ends.”

Watch the interview below.

 “The Walking Dead” returns for its sixth season Sunday at 9 p.m. on AMC.

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