Robert Kirkman
Producer Robert Kirkman arrives at the premiere of season 2 of the TV show "Fear The Walking Dead" at the Cinemark Playa Vista Theatre in Los Angeles, California March 29, 2016. Reuters/Patrick T. Fallon

In a series of tweets, “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman has tried to clarify his remarks about George R. R. Martin and his handling of the “Game of Thrones” TV series. Kirkman had previously commented on how he would have done things differently, as the HBO TV series has managed to race ahead of the books, which is the source material.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Kirkman had said that he was “disappointed” with George R.R. Martin for revealing major plot twists and the ending of his book series to Executive Producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. He felt that the writer should have advised the producers to make up their own story as they go along and he should have written his books with his ideas.

Kirkman has now taken to Twitter to explain that “disappointed” is probably the wrong word to use. He said that he was only joking about how he would have handled the situation differently. He said that he loved “Game of Thrones” TV series and Martin’s work.

The question about a TV series overtaking its source material is pertinent to Kirkman and he was asked if he would reveal what happens eventually in his work to the writers of “The Walking Dead.” The show creator took the reference of Martin to explain that he would not do something like that personally.

Kirkman’s TV series has already completed six seasons and is one of the most popular shows on TV. Filming of the seventh season is currently underway and the show will be introducing new characters.

[Spoiler alert]

According to a Facebook post by The Spoiling Dead Fans, the character Ezekiel and his pet tiger Shiva will be seen in “The Walking Dead” Season 7. It is still not clear who has been cast to play the role. As far as the tiger is concerned; it will be created using animatronics and CGI.

Credit: Twitter/ Robert Kirkman