Following the success of Rise of the Governor, a second novel set in the Walking Dead comic book universe is getting ready to hit shelves.
The Road to Woodbury will be a sequel to Rise of the Governor and is set for release later this year.
Series creator Robert Kirkman and collaborator Jay Bonansinga will co-write the novel, as they did the first time.
“It’s going to be a direct sequel to Rise of the Governor. We’re going to meet new characters as they come to Woodbury and see how Woodbury is founded, and how the Governor continues to grow as a character. It all takes place before we met the Governor in the comic book series, and there’s a lot more story to tell with that guy. We’ll also look at others—Lilly is going to be another focus. It’s going to be fun to explore those characters again,” Kirkman tells Amazon, previewing the novel.
“I always kind of looked at it like Rick and the Governor were two sides of the same coin, and if Rick had gone down a certain path he could have ended up exactly like that guy. And so I had a story in mind of how he became that guy and what caused him to be that bad of a person,” Kirkman added.