Robert Kirkman Planning Third ‘Walking Dead’ Prose Novel

Walking Dead” enthusiasts have already witnessed “The Rise of the Governor,” and pretty soon, they’ll be walking “The Road to Woodbury.” After that? There’s at least one more undead story to tell in prose, according to Robert Kirkman.

Today, Kirkman revealed to that a third novel in the series co-authored by himself and Jay Bonansinga is in the planning stages. Where the previous two “Walking Dead” novels focus largely on new characters with a few faces from the comic books (including Philip “The Governor” Blake and Lilly Caul) mixed in for good measure, Kirkman’s third book would introduce many of the characters fans are already familiar with.

“The second novel progresses the Governor’s timeline a lot more and is getting you closer and closer to the events that occurred in the comic book series,” said the writer. “And so some of the events in the comic book series are actually going to appear in the third novel. The third novel is going to be a whole new story but you’re actually going to get to see Rick Grimes and Michonne and some of the other characters, which you haven’t seen in the novel series thus far. So I’m pretty excited about the third novel.”

For more on “Road to Woodbury,” read the full interview.

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