Scott M. Gimple, beloved executive producer and showrunner of The Walking Dead, recently spoke about the future of the show and how “the butterfly effect” has impacted The Walking Dead universe!

Comic fans will be excited to hear that Gimple says the show will continue to pay respect to its source material. Gimple said, “I certainly won’t abandon iconic things from the comic. I definitely want to stick to the comic as much as possible but that’s also impossible with Daryl Dixon and characters that are alive but dead in the comic. There’s a butterfly effect. But that’s actually an incredibly fun part of the [show]. I would say that even the inventions we have on the show are inspired by the comic.”

He even commented upon the spin-off show that was announced last year, “I have little to do with the spinoff… This I do know. It’s set in the world of The Walking Dead but from what I understand, it’s not like Daryl’s cousin or anything… I would never say never [to a crossover between the shows]…”

A crossover could be interesting, and as we know from the comic, our heroes are not alone. Either way, Season 5 sounds like it’s going to be awesome!

To read the full interview, check out’s article here!