If you’re wondering how much longer AMC can sustain the Walking Dead, the answer is well, quite a while 12 seasons to be exact.
During a Produced By panel appearance over the weekend, “Walking Dead” producer David Alpert spoke about the challenges of adapting a long-lasting, successful comic book for television. According to Alpert, using Robert Kirkman’s “Walking Dead” comics as a template for the “Walking Dead” show isn’t a problem in fact, it leads the way for many more seasons to come:
“I happen to love working from source material, specifically because we have a pretty good idea of what season 10 is gonna be,” Alpert said, according to IndieWire. “We know where season 11 and 12… we have benchmarks and milestones for those seasons if we’re lucky enough to get there.”
Given the show’s massive ratings, "Walking Dead" won’t go anywhere as long as AMC still wants to make it. The question is, will the cast members want to remain on board for another six or seven years? That seems like a tall order for folks like Norman Reedus, who is bound to be in demand thanks to his work on the super popular series.
The Walking Dead season 5 returns to in the fall of 2014. What do you think of The Walking Dead lasting for 12 seasons?