Tales of the Walking Dead could be a chance to tell King Ezekiel’s story

Khary Payton as Ezekiel - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 - Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC
Khary Payton as Ezekiel - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 - Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC /

Fans could see King Ezekiel in his prime on Tales of The Walking Dead

Now that the TWD Family has had a chance to let all of the news settle, it’s time to turn to which characters might show up in Scott M. Gimple’s anthology series, Tales of the Walking Dead, which will focus on characters from the TWD Universe, past and present. It’s a chance to see King Ezekiel in his prime, with Shiva at his side.

Though not much is known at this point about Tales of the Walking Dead, it sounds like it’s a chance to take a deep dive into characters who have come and gone from The Walking Dead. That means it could feature flashbacks at characters when they first set out in the apocalypse, which would be a very fascinating way to explore the lives of characters before we got to know them better.

And who better to start with than King Ezekiel?

Larger than life and with a heart of gold, King Ezekiel had one of the best introductions in the history of The Walking Dead as he appeared with his tiger Shiva at his side. (And let’s not forget Carol’s wonderful response to seeing the King in all his glory!)

By the time fans met Ezekiel, he had built the Kingdom into the community it was, but they were living under a deal brokered by the Saviors. Ezekiel was fortunate in that Gavin was the representative doing business on Negan’s behalf rather than Simon, so the deal was much easier to tolerate.

But how did the Kingdom begin? What would it be like to see Ezekiel at the start, setting out with Shiva into the apocalypse? When did he meet Jerry?

Think of Khary Payton being able to flex his Shakespearean acting muscles as a younger, bolder and more confident King? That would be fun to watch.

Though we have been able to see Ezekiel a lot since meeting him in season 7, Tales of the Walking Dead could allow us to see him in a completely different way, long before Morgan and Carol arrived in the Kingdom and years before the Kingdom fell.

And let’s face it, who doesn’t want to see Shiva again?

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Tales of the Walking Dead has the potential to open up whole new worlds to explore within the greater Walking Dead Universe. Characters can move beyond current storylines to explore the past and the present. Suddenly, those long chunks of time lost to time jumps could provide opportunities for exciting new narratives and a chance to see our favorite characters in a whole new way.

Who would you like to see on Tales of the Walking Dead? Let us know in the comments!