One of the biggest things a story can do, regardless of its medium, is kill of a character who is important to the story. Now, yes, sometimes that character is a villain, and you can argue they’re supposed to die. But other times, it’s a protagonist, or a supporting character that bites the bullet, and doesn’t make it out, and those are the deaths that hurt the viewers the most. For The Walking Dead, death is a constant part of the equation, however, the question if “immunity” still pops up.
The comic has been going on for many years, and the TV adaptation is playing around with who lives and who dies in Season 08, with Carl Grimes about to tie. During a special Q&A< Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman was asked whether any of his characters have an “immunity” to dying in this apocalypse so that his stories can continue.
“No, that would be terrible,” Kirkman said. “That’s not a storyline I like.”
“One, because it’s been done on a lot of other zombie stories,” Kirkman said. “And two, because you know it’s kind of a mythology-breaking proposition. You don’t want that kind of thing as far as somebody being immune. And we have dabbled in that a little bit in the other show [Fear The Walking Dead].”