Melissa Hutchison, the actor who portrayed Clementine in Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead series, delivered a message to friends and fans of the game yesterday following Telltale’s abrupt mothballing on Friday. Her message sheds a little more light on the fate of the series, or what she knows of it, at least.
“I, unfortunately, like most of you, do not have the details on how this all came to be and I also do not know the fate of the final season of TWD,” she said. “To my knowledge, they will release Episode 2 and then that will be it. It hurts me that you, the fans, will not get to see Clem’s journey through to the end.”
Telltale Games announced on Friday that it was laying off all but 25 employees, saying it had endured “an incredibly difficult year” in which critical successes were not met with good enough sales to stay in business.
Subsequent reports said The Walking Dead: The Final Season, whose first episode premiered Aug. 14, would be canceled incomplete. The second episode is due Sept. 25. Telltale Games has not confirmed those reports and a request for comment Friday evening has not been returned.
“It hurts to know that all of the extremely talented actors who lent voice to this final season, won’t get to experience the final ending of one of the best damn game titles in the history of games,” Hutchison said. “and it hurts to know that long-awaited titles like a second season of The Wolf Among Us won’t be made.”
Hutchison signed her note with her own name and those of her characters over the years, including Clementine, Toad Junior and Beauty (The Wolf Among Us), Glori Danver (Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent) and Trixie Trotter (Back to the Future: The Game). She also had a role in Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode, as Isa.
The full message is below.
Hello friends. I am so very deeply moved by the messages of love that I, and the folks from @telltalegames have been receiving. Yesterday was one of the toughest days ever. A lot of hearts were broken, including mine. Please read the attached. #TelltaleJobs #Clementine #TWD pic.twitter.com/Fb68z86j8e— Melissa Hutchison (@Melyhutch) September 22, 2018