In a dreary world of death and seemingly endless walkers, there MIGHT be some hope. “The Walking Dead” writer/creator Robert Kirkman recently sat down with comedian Marc Maron on the WTF Podcast to discuss the possible ending for TWD.

“People talk about how ‘The Walking Dead’ is bleak, and if you take a certain cross-section of the story, then yeah. Horrible,” Kirkman said. “People have their loved ones eaten and they have a horrible time. But I see the story from beginning to end, over many many years about humanity overcoming this insurmountable apocalyptic situation.”

Part of his inspiration derives from the frustration of zombie movies like “Night of the Living Dead” where humans don’t ever get a happy ending. Kirkman pondered, “How do you continue to find food and shelter and protect loved ones for years and years and deal with the fall of civilization?”

He went on to say, “I hope ‘The Walking Dead’ goes on long enough that at the end, everyone is like, ‘Good thing we took care of those zombies!’”

SO TWD fans, what do YOU think of this possible scenario? Do you really think the world could eventually be walker-free or is it simply wishful thinking? Let us know in the comments below!

To hear more of Marc’s interview with Kirkman check out the full WTF Pod episode.