The Walking Dead is best known for its ultraviolent, drama heavy, emotional rollercoaster of an experience, one thing that isn’t as prominent is its sense of humour, although we know there is one there, and when we see it, it proves to be very funny indeed. Why am I saying this? Well, today it has been announced that The Walking Dead crew are teaming up with Robot Chicken for what can only be expected is a satirical gold mine on paper.
Robot Chicken is Adult Swim’s long running episodic television show, created in 2005 by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, the show has since reached 8 seasons, with 158 episodes and 8 TV specials. The shows gimmick is that it blends stop animation and clay animation with action figures and well-known pop culture icons for twisted renditions of their respective shows.
Regarding the specials, the show has already hit it out of the park with their unique take on the Star Wars franchise and DC Comics universe and now The Walking Dead is their next target. Seth Green made the announcement, and reveals that Matthew Senreich is also on board, along with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and show runner Scott Gimple.
This won’t be the first time Kirkman has worked with Seth Green as they created a three-minute sketch for an episode of Robot Chicken in 2012 that briefly mocked the zombie genre. Robert Kirkman featured as himself and even provided his own voice. The sketch is called “Zombie Love” and well worth looking at.
No dates have been revealed yet, but speculation is rife about guest appearances and which voices will be present, Walking Dead fans have already expressed their desire to see Norman Reedus reprise his role as Daryl Dixon for the special, as he is known for his antics and humour in social media interactions with his fans.
The TV special has six seasons to work, possibly even seven by the time it is finished, and with the Star Wars and DC episodes to use as examples, this is sure to be a hugely tongue in cheek effort on the way.
More news to follow as it becomes available.
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