Fans were left bewildered following the mid-season finale of the eighth season of The Walking Dead which saw the death of one of the original and major characters in the series.
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The death was Carl Grimes. So far the petition has surpassed 50,000 signatures from angry fans, who believed that the show would follow the comics which keep Carl as pivotal a character in the future. Do you think Gimple made a big mistake by killing off Carl?
The argument hasn’t just been backed up by problems which will completely deviate the show story from the comics, but it’s also backed up by shady behind-the-scenes talk concerning Carl Grimes actor Chandler Riggs. Read the extract from the petition below as they put it best.Fans Of 'The Walking Dead' Launch Petition To Remove Scott Gimple As Showrunner Click To Tweet
Read an extract taken from the petition below:
Scott M. Gimple is an American writer, producer, and showrunner for the television show The Walking Dead. Recently, Scott has decided to kill off the shows most pivotal character Carl Grimes, son of main character Rick Grimes. The entire show has been a lead up to showing Carl become the leader that his father is, maybe one day taking on the mantle himself. Actor Chandler Riggs even considered postponing his college education so he could work on the show after Gimple promised that he would be on the show for 3 more years. Chandlers dad, William Riggs, said in a facebook post, that was later pulled, that Gimple fired his son just 2 weeks before his 18th birthday even though he promised the actor 3 more years of working on the show. He goes on to say that he never trusted Gimple or AMC and that his son did, making it especially heartbreaking for him to be fired.
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