Legendary horror icon George Romero says that he loves The Walking Dead, though he’s never seen an episode of the series. Citing his fandom for the graphic novels, Romero tells io9 that he’s avoided the series because he wants to make sure any zombies he creates in his projects are “Romero zombies.”
” I didn’t want to be part of it. Producers called and said, “do you want to direct some of these,” and I said no. Because I just didn’t think it was me. I’ve been waiting to see the whole first season, which I missed because I’ve been traveling. I’ve been waiting to look at it, but I haven’t seen any of it,” Romero says.
As for what’s different about his zombies as opposed to those found in other offerings, the legendary director says that his zombies are “purely a disaster.”
“My stories are about the humans who deal with it stupidly, and that’s what I use them for. I use them to sort of make fun of what’s going on in a number of societal events. And that’s it, I don’t use them to just create gore. Even though I use gore, that’s not what my films are about, they’re much more political. That’s it. This whole zombie revolution, it’s unbelievable,” Romero says.