AMC’s “The Walking Dead” – the adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s awesome Image comic series – is entering its fifth season this coming October. For any series to make it this far, and to syndication, is quite a feat. The cable zombie series is one of the most popular shows on television, and with no end it sight AMC is drooling for more. Even with a planned spinoff series, the cabler is planning to take “The Walking Dead” as far as 12 season. That’s heading into “The X-Files” territory (they had nine and two movies).
“The Walking Dead” producer David Alpert spoke at the ‘Produced By’ panel at the PGA this past weekend, where he shocked audiences with plans of 12 seasons, Indiewire reported.
“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.”
This news would run “The Walking Dead” all the way until 2021. That hurts my head just saying aloud.
Andrew Lincoln responded to the news this morning…