According to a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Robert’s biggest regret about The Walking Dead isn’t what you might expect.
“If I had to do it again, I wouldn’t have done the CDC episode [at the end of season one],” Kirkman told THR of the episode in which CDC doc Edwin Jenner (Noah Emmerich) reveals to Rick that everyone is already infected. In the comics, the group pieces it together themselves.
“I feel like there might have been a better way to wrap up the first season,” Kirkman added. “It ended up being a fun episode. I love the character of Dr. Jenner and thought Noah did an amazing job. But there were things in that episode that I think seem very much not of The Walking Dead world.”
His other complaint? That the episode reveals that the French may be on to something as their scientists were the only ones who remained in their labs during the outbreak.
“I probably would have changed that stuff,” he says. “I’ve been careful in the comic series to not say what’s happening in other parts of the world. It’s something that’s going to be fun to explore in the spinoff series. But the fact that France is mentioned in that episode and other things like that, I probably would have steered away from that stuff if I had to do it all over again.”
Hmmm, what say you? Did you like the inclusion of the CDC, and getting to see the rest of the world? Or would you prefer that the survivors had no idea what was happening, like in the comics?