AMC has no plan of slowing down with The Walking Dead franchise. In fact, they are planning on exploring this zombie-apocalypse for at least another ten years! While talking to THR, AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan had this to say:
“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.”
This is not it, after Fear The Walking Dead, it’s already been shown that there’s different spinoff in the works. Scott Gimple said he’s “working on something to announce,” and the thing that he’s developing will affect “the past, present, and future of the universe.”
The question is, can The Walking Dead franchise be stretched out for another ten years? I’d say yes, as long as they can continue to tell good stories that keep things fresh and interesting.
Robert Kirkman’s comic book series offers many years worth of stories to tell and characters to explore. Then, of course, branching off into other spinoffs will keep the series alive as well. I could see them have a spinoff for certain characters from the original series. Hell, what if they choose not to kill off Rick Grimes, but instead give him his own spinoff series!? Just because he’s leaving The Walking Dead series, doesn’t mean they are going to kill him off.
I’m really curious to see how The Walking Dead Season 9 plays out and how exactly they handle the characters, especially Rick and Maggie because they are leaving the show.
The Walking Dead is still one of the most popular shows on TV, but do you think it will actually last another ten years? Can you believe and hope that it goes for another 10 years? Comments now!