At this point in the series, say that The walking dead (Frank Darabont and Angela Kang, since 2010) is the television adaptation of 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) speaks of since her reappearance in the last installment of the tenth season come from the original work.
As much the group of the Philip Blake, the Governor (David Morrissey), as the one of the Negan Saviors (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) or the chilling horde of the Whisperers of Alpha (Samantha Morton) and Beta (Ryan Hurst) left the dark pages illustrated. But that’s not the case the fearsome reapers, whom we have seen with all their relentless destructive determination 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 Angela Kang and her team’s own imagination of cinematographic narrators. And it shouldn’t surprise us in the least considering that The walking dead It has changed a lot of things from Robert Kirkman’s approach to the post.
“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 where each person is their own John Rambo, a trained assassin from before the apocalypse. I think it was something that we found interesting ”.
To unsettle loyal viewers to The walking dead as they do, their appearance must 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 of a post-apocalyptic world; something like a world of fantasy. Jim [Barnes] and I, who wrote the episode, are great players. So there were certain things of apocalyptic games they were like, “Oh, you know, make it a little fun; this essence ‘”.