Just last week, AMC president and CEO Josh Sapan assured that “The Walking Dead” franchise has *at least* 10 years left in it, with plans in motion to keep it alive for a long, long time. This week, an interesting report from Bloomberg seems to confirm something we’ve heard murmurs about over the years: “The Walking Dead” movies are coming soon.
The site writes…
“[AMC Networks Inc.], which owns the popular zombie-apocalypse series, plans to produce multiple movies and new TV shows based on the graphic novels that spawned the series, according to people familiar with the plans. AMC has talked to several large media companies about partnering on the projects, which collectively could cost several hundred million dollars, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans are still being worked out.”
“While AMC is still working on the details, the pillars of its plan are becoming clear. The company wants to produce several movies for a TV network or streaming service that could spin off into different series, said the people. The company would also take the franchise overseas, setting at least one series in another country.”
Needless to say, “The Walking Dead” has been HUGELY profitable for AMC, and the company is going to be milking it for all it’s worth… for many, many, many years to come.