Anyone worried that the hit zombie comic or the TV series might endlessly continue until the real world itself was finally overcome by the living dead, you may now breathe a sigh of relief. Creator/writer Robert Kirkman does have an ending in mind for the series, he just doesn't know when he's going to get around to it.

From Entertainment Weekly:

While Kirkman is not sure how many Walking Dead comics he has left in store, he did share one interesting nugget: He knows how it will end. "I do know what I'm building toward, yes," confirms Kirkman. "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."

That's always a relief to hear. There are so many series — comics, shows, whatever — that start strong but never get around to having an endgame planned, and that lack of a strong conclusion invariably affects the story as a whole. I feel much better about the idea of watching The Walking Dead TV series — both of them — for the next 10 years, or however long it takes for Kirkman to get tired of AMC driving dumptrucks full of money into his driveway. I don't necessarily care how long it takes to get wherever it's going, I just care that it's going somewhere.

[Via The AV Club]