Quote:I don't remember any interesting villains in the comics in between the Governor and the new villain Negan. So who is going to fill the villain void on the TV show after the Governor? I think the Governor died in issue 48 and Negan didn't show up until issue 100. That's a long period to cover without an compelling nemesis.
That's a good question. The speed of the show is faster than the comics in telling the story so Negan might be the next big bad that they have to face.
They could always go in a different way though and make up something completely different than what happened in the comics after the Governor.
I suspect they will take the story in a different direction than the comic.There may be elements of those stories in next season that correspond to those issues though.Ricks telephone weirdness has already been used in an abbreviated fashion though it may come back to haunt him anyway.Michones psychosis may show up as well.The problem for the show is that some of the charaters have developed fan following and killing some may be harder to get done without hurting the series.Daryl being the prime example.Yet they will have to do exactly that to remain true to the spirit of Kirkmans vision.I predict several deaths by seasons end and not all by walkers or the governor-you must read the books to know what I am thinking about.Carl is going to become more of a focus is also my guess for next season.Expect "The Hunters" to be in next year.Will there be a single big-bad?Dont know but the more I type the more it seems a lot of those stories could work very well as stand alone episodes rather than an over reaching arc.Big change will be coming if Kirkman has his way-maybe some what less if AMC wants a few of the popular ones to stick around.