Despite the smash-hit success of “The Walking Dead,” you can’t help but wonder how far the writers can take the show. After all, how long can the characters really continue to survive in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested landscape?
Well, if the people behind the scenes have their way, they’ll last a really, really long time.
Recapping a Producer’s Guild of America panel that took place this past Sunday, Indiewire reports that “The Walking Dead” producer David Alpert opened up about the future of the ratings powerhouse, remarking that plans are already in motion for at least seven more years after this coming October’s fifth season.
“I happen to love working from source material, specifically because we have a pretty good idea of what Season 10 is gonna be,” said Alpert, when questioned about what it’s like to work from a pre-existing product. “We know where Season 11 and 12… we have benchmarks and milestones for those seasons if we’re lucky enough to get there.”
Of course, whether or not Rick and the gang survive that long is mostly dependent on how well the ratings continue to hold up. As long as people are watching, it’s likely that the show will continue so I wouldn’t be at all surprised if we’re someday talking about “The Walking Dead” Season 12 here on Dread!
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