We haven’t really had a close comic-to-TV Walking Dead episode since the pilot, but (despite all the different paths taken on the show) Season 4 will reportedly have a chapter that’s taken from Robert Kirkman‘s comic series “almost verbatim.”
EP Greg Nicotero told THR that an upcoming episode will be mirror, almost beat for beat, an issue of the comics. “It’s really fascinating to make those slight departures, introduce new characters and then get to a situation where you take one episode and you really stick to the source material.” he told THR. “You’ll be surprised about the way the characters lay out.”
Given all the players, and who the show’s killed off that would have still been alive in the comics, it’s hard to pin-point which comic story they could still use.
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