TV: ‘The Walking Dead’ to run for another seven seasons?


In October The Walking Dead returns for its fifth season, and judging by the viewer numbers, the series is showing no signs of running out of steam any time soon.

However, during a Producers Guild of America panel on Sunday, which included people behind shows Hannibal, True Detective and Homeland, The Walking Dead producer David Alpert was there to give his thoughts on the future of the show. He explained how there were plans in palce to run for at least another seven seasons, providing the numbers continue to be in their favour.

Alpert was asked what it was like working from a pre-existing product.

I happen to love working from source material, specifically because we have a pretty good idea of what season 10 is gonna be. We know where season 11 and 12…we have benchmarks and milestones for those seasons if we’re lucky enough to get there.”

Based on the fact the beginning of Season Four broke viewing records for the show, we could very well see the dead continue to walk for another seven years!

Season 5 see’s showrunner Scott Gimple return for his second season, and this is the first time the same showrunner has returned since Frank Darrabont who took charge of Season 1 and half of Season 2. Gimple is said to already be developing the sixth season.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, Seth Gilliam, Andrew J. West, Alanna Masterson, Christian Serratos, and Sonequa Martin-Green.

The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse, and Greg Nicotero.

(Source: Indiewire)

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