For anybody who was a fan of Lost, their greatest fear with any TV show has become an author without a plan. It leads to things like time travel, shiny gold lights, and Nikki and Paulo. But Robert Kirkman—the creator of The Walking Dead—is here to assure us that there will be no such issues with his show.

In an interview with EW, Kirkman revealed that not only does he have an ending already in mind, but he knows exactly how he is going to get there:

“I do know what I’m building toward, yes. I don’t know exactly what issue that’s going to fall on, per se, and I do have a lot of road laid out before that that is going to take a long time, but I certainly know exactly what I’m building to.”

He also added the following detail about his process for creating the ending, and how he approaches plotting out the story:

“From the very beginning I would always plot these big, long overarching stories. So it’d be like, oh, they’re going to get to the prison, then this is going to happen and then that’s going to happen and that’s going to happen. I wouldn’t really map out how many issues those were going to take, but I would always make sure that I had somewhere between two and ten years of story mapped out ahead of me. About a year or two ago, I finally nailed down exactly what I want the ending to be.”

Basically, we can all rest easy knowing that this story is actually going somewhere. Now we can go back to fretting about who is going to get eaten at Terminus when the show debuts on October 12.

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