For longtime fans of the comic-book The Walking Dead, this likely won’t come as a major surprise, but AMC’s TV take on the walker-centric property is to jump forward in time for its next season.
Speaking to Insider, new showrunner Angela Kang explained, “We’re working on a season that has a really fresh look and feel. We’re playing with time in this season, so we get to kind of jump forward in the story.”
The reason why this won’t come as a surprise for fans of the comics is down to the fact that the battle between Rick and Negan that played out during the finale of Season 8 then jumps forward by two years in the funny books. And so, it looks as if the TV show may pull a similar stunt.
It certainly appears that The Walking Dead is looking to change things up, with mainstays Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) and Lauren Cohan (Maggie Rhee) both set to depart the show during the impending ninth season. We now know, too, that we’ll be fast-forwarding down the timeline as well.