AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan announced at the Barclays Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference in New York that the network’s two shows “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men” will end their series’ runs within the next two years. When he discussed “The Walking Dead,” he said that he sees no end in sight for the show.
“We’ll all suffer from some minor heartbreak when these shows come to a natural close. Like some of the best shows in history, there will be a mantle that exists sort of virtually in people’s minds, and in the world maybe they’ll actually put a statue somewhere,” he said of the two shows. “We will bring them to a close with the people who created them at the right time.”
As fresh as a newly risen zombie, the Walking Dead is only in its third season, and it still has a long way to go.
“We hope that zombies live forever and we’ve just begun to find out what the post-apocalyptic world is like,” said Sapan, “so that we’ll be sitting here at the Barclays conference in 2022 discussing the fact that Walking Dead is not over… at that point, I think any one of the companies will have replaced the United States government and we’ll be in a complete free enterprise world in which there are no nations.”
“The Walking Dead” comic books are still being published and the stories are miles ahead of where the cable series recently left off. It will be a long time before the cable show catches up to the present storyline in the comic books. Also, other parts of the globe are full of “walkers.” It would be easy for the creators to go to a different country or state and follow another group of survivors and chronicle their battle to exist amongst the dead.
“The Walking Dead” will return this Fall on AMC.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter