The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman confirms that no characters from the Telltale gaming series will be appearing on either of his shows. It's just been announced AMC will hold the mother of all crossovers to combine The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, but it's game over for fans of Telltale's episodic horror expecting a similar treatment.
Based on the Image Comics series of the same name which started in 2003, Telltale first brought The Walking Dead to consoles and PC in 2012. Since then, the game has run for several seasons, telling wholly new tales away from both the comics and TV series. And it seems destined to stay away from the show.
Speaking at New York Comic-Con (via Bleeding Cool News), Kirkman was asked if there could be an AMC/Telltale crossover, to which he firmly responded firmly in the negative: "Nope."
Notable favorites from AMC's popular zombie series may have been turned into pixel versions for Telltale - Season 1 of the game saw fatherly Hershel and pizza delivery boy Glen Rhee both play a part, while the katana-wielding Michonne even popped up in her own miniseries spin-off - but unfortunately the same won't work in reverse. Fans may love to see fiery Clementine replace the lackluster Edith as Carl's new girlfriend, but Kirkman has reaffirmed that it just won't be happening. Even with the writer's apocalyptic world getting a little smaller, it seems that he isn't quite ready to put all his Walking Dead eggs in one basket.
Of course, things could change. It was previously stated it would be "too difficult" for characters to hop between Fear and the main show, something that's now happening. With rumors of AMC and co. aiming for 20 Seasons (or more), who knows what the future holds. Rick Grimes is almost certainly destined for the graveyard, and someone with the fan-favorite credentials of Clementine could certainly be a suitable replacement.
Gamers won't be able to see their favorite playable friends on AMC anytime soon, but they can find some solace in the fact that Telltale is planning a fourth and final season for 2018.
The Walking Dead returns to AMC on October 22.
Source: Bleeding Cool News