‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner Scott Gimple: Glenn’s Story Represents ‘Uncertainty’

“Maggie didn’t know what happened to Glenn, and I wanted the audience to feel the exact same way,” Gimple says

Last Updated: November 23, 2015 @ 12:07 AM

(Spoiler alert: Do not read if you have not watched Sunday’s episode of “The Walking Dead”)

“The Walking Dead” showrunner Scott Gimple said that Glenn’s fate in the AMC zombie apocalypse series was meant to represent “uncertainty.”

“When people leave the walls [of Alexandria], they don’t have cell phones, they aren’t rocking ’80s beepers,” Gimple said on “Talking Dead.” “You don’t know what happens. You have no idea. When they leave, that could be the last time you ever see them.”

“It was important this year to do a story about uncertainty, for the audience to share that uncertainty,” he continued. “Maggie didn’t know what happened to Glenn, and I wanted the audience to feel the exact same way.”

Gimple appeared on “The Walking Dead” after show along with Steven Yeun and executive producer Gale Ann Hurd. They took turns addressing the shocking revelation that Glenn survived his fall of the dumpster into a herd of walkers.

Yeun, who had maintained a complete social media blackout since the cliffhanger episode that left his character’s fate in limbo, said it was good to come out of hiding.

“I feel relieved. I feel very grateful. I feel so amazed at the response,” Yeun said. “I feel bad that I couldn’t say anything to everyone; family, friends I’m pretty sure I lost along the way,” he joked.

“It’s kind of been overwhelming, I don’t know how to take it all,” he said. “I think it proves that this world still can take that story of the good guy winning sometimes.”