The Season eight midseason finale of The Strolling Lifeless ended on a shock that few followers in all probability thought would truly occur within the sequence. The ultimate scene revealed that none aside from Carl Grimes had been bitten by a Walker in an space that would not merely be chopped off a la Hershel’s leg. Carl is going to die within the second half of Season eight, regardless of the hypothesis that he would survive to the top and the truth that the character remains to be alive within the comics. Some followers are so upset concerning the twist that they are truly petitioning for AMC to fireside The Strolling Lifeless showrunner Scott Gimple.
The petition takes problem with each the plot twist for the sake of the present and for the firing of Chandler Riggs, who reportedly anticipated to have a task on the present for an additional three years. Chandler Riggs himself has been open concerning the devastation of studying that he must go away the present, and his father did not mince phrases in a Facebook post (which has since been deleted) about how Scott Gimple allegedly went about breaking the information to Riggs. The petition was began earlier this week by an offended Strolling Lifeless fan named Tyler Sigmon, and he completed his assertion like this:
Gimple gave no explination as to why Chandler was killed off aside from that it was due to ‘the story,’ and that it had nothing to do with private points however many speculate that the declare is fake. Carl remains to be alive within the comedian sequence and has gone on to play a pivitol function in each main battle the group has confronted. Some followers even speculated that he would do that within the TV present, being the final survivor within the apocalypse. Quite a lot of followers have taken to social media to precise their dissagreement with Gimples resolution. Others have additionally expressed their emotions towards his resolution calling for his fast resignation. This petition is supposed to carry AMC TV into the highlight and fireplace The Strolling Lifeless showrunner Scott Gimple for his actions and unfair remedy of actor Chandler Riggs.
Other than some errors in spelling and punctuation, this petition (as posted on Change.org) clearly exhibits this fan’s ardour for the sequence, and he is not the one one. Greater than 27,000 folks have signed the petition to date, and the quantity simply retains on climbing. I will not be within the least shocked if the petition reaches its objective of 35,000 signatures sooner slightly than later. It will likely be given to AMC TV in some unspecified time in the future, and it absolutely will not come as comfortable information to anyone concerned.
That stated, even when 27,000+ feels like lots of people, it is solely a really small fraction of the overall viewership for AMC’s juggernaut zombie apocalypse sequence. The scores for The Strolling Lifeless have hit some disappointing lows in Season eight, however people at AMC are in all probability extra involved with the larger image than this petition. Nonetheless, kudos to those followers for sticking up for what they imagine in. Regardless of the fact that AMC in all probability will not give the axe to Scott Gimple resulting from fan stress, at the least the petitioners can relaxation simple realizing that they tried.
We’ll have to attend and see what occurs subsequent for The Strolling Lifeless. The present kicked off its midseason hiatus on December 10, and it will not be again with the second half of Season eight till February 25. Our midseason TV premiere schedule can provide you all of the dates you want for the brand new 12 months, and our 2018 Netflix premiere guide may also help you intend your streaming lineup. Remember to take a look at our picks for Strolling Lifeless characters that are better in the comics than the TV show.