As we calmly, patiently wait for "The Walking Dead" to return to AMC in February, we have to take what we can get in terms of content, chatter, teases, anything related to the increasingly intense series. And here's a juicy morsel that's worth nibbling on for the time being.
In an interview with TV Guide, "Walking Dead" creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman addressed an intriguing query: Will we ever see how the zombie apocalypse kicked off? Perhaps via flashback?
Don't get your hopes up if you're hoping for an answer in the affirmative.
"I don't find that to be interesting at all. In zombie fiction, you see the outbreak, you see the first days and the craziness in almost every other story told in this realm. I'm very proud of the fact that, for the most part, The Walking Dead has skipped over that part."
For Kirkman's money, two films have already nailed it anyway: "Go watch Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead movie to see the early days of this, or Shaun of the Dead does it really well."
Of course you can never say never, but for the time being, "The Walking Dead" is looking forward, not backward.