[TV] Walking Dead Showrunner Scott M. Gimple Says Seasons Five And Six Are Planned Out
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.02.2014
They know what will happen...
In an interview with Yahoo, The Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple said that the producers and writers of the series already know what's going to happen through season six. Here are highlights:
On writing the next season: "Yes, since January. I basically was off for Christmas week, but working on the show in some capacity, whether it be closing Season 4 or planning for Season 5 pretty much straight through."
On Terminus: "Yeah, I mean, those candles are lit. If the candles weren't lit and the place was in disrepair, maybe that would be something from the past. But it's obviously some sort of operating memorial, which, of course, just like you said, if these guys are such villains, why does it look like something bad happened to them?"
On how long into season five the motives of Terminus are revealed: "Extremely, extremely quickly. Yeah. I mean, the storyline, that was always the plan. There are kind of plans… whereas we have a pretty good handle on Season 5, we have a fairly good handle on Season 6, too. It's not a great deal of detail for Season 6, but a lot of general stuff for Season 6 is known. And that was the same deal with Season 4, [having a plan going] for Season 5. So as far as Terminus goes, we wanted to get right to a lot of the answers pretty quickly. But I think savvy audience members would know that, too, because it would be bananas to make people wait seven months and then be like, "Hey, hold on another couple episodes." I don't think I'm being shocking by saying that."