Earlier today, Skybound Entertainment announced that it has successfully negotiated with TellTale Games for the right to complete The Walking Dead: The Final Season. Skybound Entertainment is the company of Walking Dead co-creator and comic book writer, Robert Kirkman.
“We’ve successfully negotiated with TellTale Games for our company, Skybound, to come in and see Season 4 of the TellTale game to completion,” Kirkman announced during the Andrew Lincoln Farewell panel at New York Comic-Con. “We can’t lose Andrew Lincoln and Clementine in the same year.”
Skybound has also expressed interest in retaining the assistance from the title’s development team according to Variety, though nothing has been confirmed officially, and it is unknown if the studio is referring to those few still employed by TellTale, or if they are entertaining the idea of re-hiring former development staff as contractors for the rest of the game’s run. Skybound does not traditionally work on games in-house, so this situation is a first for the company.
The news of the series’ completion is sure to delight many a Walking Dead fan. The future of the series was left in jeopardy after the sudden bankruptcy of TellTale Games last month, which led to the layout of over 200 employees without severance pay, and calls to unionise the industry.