When it comes to AMC’s The Walking Dead, there is a question that many wonder the later the series goes on, “Will the show ever overtake the comics?” This is a very fair question, as the show does follow a lot of what the comics does, and with 12 issues a year for the comic, and each season having sixteen episodes, it is possible for the series to overtake the source material. Now, this isn’t a Game of Thrones situation mind you, where the source material isn’t done yet so they have to forget their own path, there’s a
Now, this isn’t a Game of Thrones situation mind you, where the source material isn’t done yet so they have to forget their own path, there’s a lot the comic has done and is doing that the show hasn’t gotten to yet. However, Negan arrived in issue 100, and the comic is in the 120’s right now. So…it’s possible.
But, this doesn’t seem to unnerve showrunner Scott M. Gimple, who told the Hollywood Reporter that he thinks the show Won’t overtake the comic.
“With some plans we have for the future, I don’t think so,” Gimple said. “I think it’s unlikely, but it depends where the book stops.”
He acknowledges that it is gaining on the book, but at a slow pace. The gap in between the seasons gives the book time to advance, not to mention the time it takes for the show to play out its season before going to another break. So unless the book stops, the show might not catch up.