The Walking Dead is an expanding franchise and it’s not going anywhere, claims AMC’s CEO Josh Sapan. Although Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohan are leaving, the network has plans for a decade of new stories from The Walking Dead world.
Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference, which is watched by many people from Wall Street, Sapan was asked about The Walking Dead and the fact that its ratings have been slipping in recent years.
Sapan said this in response, revealing that AMC has plans for The Walking Dead that stretch out for at least ten years:
“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.”
Sapan apparently also made a specific reference to Fear The Walking Dead, pointing it out as a specific example of how The Walking Dead franchise can grow.
Does this mean that we will see more spinoff shows in the future? It’s impossible to say right now, of course, but we will definitely watch with interest as years roll by The Walking Dead continues to try and stay relevant.
The Walking Dead season 9 will premiere next month, and only time will tell if AMC manages to keep the franchise going for another ten years.
We’ll bring you more news as we hear it.