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AMC Admits THE WALKING DEAD Lost Viewers Over Negan HD - AMC Admits THE WALKING DEAD Lost Viewers Over Negan

AMC Admits THE WALKING DEAD Lost Viewers Over Negan

Well, well. AMC president Sarah Barnett admits that The Walking Dead lost viewers because Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan was “too hopeless” a villain.

Specifically, she tells L.A. Times: “In terms of the quality question, I think that with 10 seasons of television — something like ER or Grey’s Anatomy — shows go through spurts. We’ve done a lot of research on the response to it and we certainly have our own thoughts about it. It’s true to say that that season with Negan [a mega-villain played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan] became a little too hopeless for audiences. I think that there was creative intention behind it that was really smart and thoughtful, but I think it probably pushed people to a place where it was a lot to take at a time when maybe people just didn’t want to see that.”

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So what do you think? Is Negan responsible for killing The Walking Dead? Let us know in the comments below or over on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram

For the one guy out there that doesn’t know, The Walking Dead is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and portrays life in the months and years that follow a zombie apocalypse with a group of survivors searching for safety and a secure home.

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But the pressure each day to stay alive sends many in the group to the deepest depths of human cruelty, and they soon discover that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be more deadly than the zombies walking among them. At times, the interpersonal conflicts present a greater threat to their continuing survival than the walkers that roam the country.

Developed by Frank Darabont (The Shawshank RedemptionThe Mist) the series originally starred Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, and Michael Rooker.

3 Comments
  • ktimbrit
    January 23, 2020

    People are tired of waiting so long story lines are too dragged out people want to see action so loosing interest because of being dragged out

  • jactinny
    January 23, 2020

    Do not blame negan he is great. The walking Dead lost viewers when they lost Rick Grimes. I personally lost interest in the show when Rick Grimes left.

  • beccaboo2u
    January 22, 2020

    It was bad enough losing Glen (Yes, I get that his death was in the comics but still, the show has deviated away from the comics) but killing off Carl and letting Andrew Lincoln get away from the show killed what was the epitome of The Walking Dead. I have had a serious time getting into the show since the death of Carl and I had watched EVERY SINGLE episode up to then and when Rick left, TWD changed in a way that no longer interested me. So, don’t blame Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

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