2018-09-14 01:51:59 UTC
From ComingSoon.net ...
AMC Has Plans For Another Decade of The Walking Dead
ComingSoon recently shared a feature about 6 Potential Ways
The Walking Dead Could End, but it seems that AMC has other
plans in mind. If the network has its way, The Walking Dead
will have at least another ten years to explore the zombie
Via The Hollywood Reporter, AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan
said "The Walking Dead is a universe ... and we have a plan
to manage over the next decade, plus. That plan is a careful
plan to respect the world of the fans of that world." The
report notes that Sapan Fear the Walking Dead as an example
of the extended franchise beyond the parent show.
Can The Walking Dead be stretched out for another ten years?
Sure, but the real question is whether it should be. While
Robert Kirkman's comic book series still has years worth of
stories to explore, there is the real possibility that the
show won't last long enough to get to them all.
Additionally, the impending departures of Andrew Lincoln
and Lauren Cohan will also force the creative team to veer
off from the comic's path.
The Walking Dead season 9 is going to be the first real test
of whether the series can go on without Rick and Maggie.
Assuming a renewal for season 10, we may not get a real
sense of the show's long term prospects until next year. The
show's falling ratings suggest that there may already be
some Walking Dead fatigue. However, it remains one of the
most popular shows on cable. Fear the Walking Dead is also
facing significantly diminished ratings.