Robert Kirkman Defends The Decision to Kill Carl on The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead’s creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman has defended the show’s controversial decision to kill off Carl. Chandler Riggs’ character – one of the handful of original TWD characters still alive – was revealed to be dying from a zombie bite in the final moments of Season 8’s midseason finale. Carl’s actual demise will arrive when the series returns for the second half of season 8 in February. Chandler Riggs was only eleven years old when he debuted as Carl Grimes, the son of Rick and Lori Grimes, in The Walking Dead’s debut season. Fans watched Riggs grow up before their eyes, while witnessing his character experience trauma after trauma. In Season 3, Carl had to put down his own mother after she died giving birth to his little sister Judith. In Season 6, the show recreated one of the comics’ most tragic moments when Carl had his eye shot out. Carl survived losing his eye, but will not survive his zombie bite. Related: The Walking Dead: 17 Most Useless Characters Who Just Take Up Space Some fans expressed outrage over the show’s decision to kill Carl, a move Kirkman now feels compelled to defend. As he explained to
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