At this point in the series, say that The Walking Dead (Frank Darabont and Angela Kang, since 2010) is television adaptation from the homonymous comics (2003-2019) by screenwriter Robert Kirkman and cartoonists Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard is a real no-brainer. But it does not seem impertinent to remember it if we want to know, for example, if the new enemies whose atrocities Maggie Rhee (Lauren Cohan) talks about since her reappearance in the last installment of the tenth season come from the original work.
Both the group of Philip Blake, the Governor (David Morrissey), and the Saviors of Negan ( Jeffrey Dean Morgan) or the chilling horde of Whisperers Alpha (Samantha Morton) and Beta (Ryan Hurst) emerged from the dark illustrated pages. But that’s not the case with the fearsome Reapers , whom we have seen with all their relentless destructive efforts in the episode “Hunted” (11×03) .
Some original villains from the adaptation of ‘The Walking Dead’
The answer to such a reasonable doubt is that this violent gang proceeds from the own imagination of Angela Kang and her team . And we shouldn’t be surprised in the least considering that The Walking Dead has modified a lot of things from Robert Kirkman’s approach in the publication.
“We are always trying to think, especially if they are not from the comics, what makes a group stand out?” Angela Kang has told Alec Bojalad during an interview for Den of Geek . “In this case, we think:« We have never come across a group in which each person is their own John Rambo , a trained assassin from before the apocalypse ». I think it was something that we found interesting. ”
To disturb loyal viewers The Walking Dead As they get it, their appearance should serve this purpose. “In terms of costumes, we draw on a lot of different inspirations,” Angela Kang explains of the Reapers. “Some of it was just interesting, like concept art from a post-apocalyptic world; something like a world of fantasy . Jim and I, who wrote the episode, are great players. So there were certain things from apocalyptic games that were like, “Oh, you know, make it a little funny; this essence »”.