The ratings may be down, but “The Walking Dead” is still one of the biggest and most popular shows on television. AMC is currently finishing up the main show’s eighth season, while spinoff “Fear the Walking Dead” is gearing up for its fourth. And let’s not forget digital series’ like “Red Machete,” which delve even further into the world.
So what’s next? Are more spinoffs on the way? According to Scott Gimple, who becomes chief content officer of the brand beginning with Season 9, the answer is YES.
“We’re going to be doing traditional stuff, non-traditional stuff, stuff people don’t expect,” Gimple just told THR. “But yes, definitely scripted. The odds of unscripted are very remote. But I’m not going to say no. We’re going to have cool new Walking Dead stuff.”
He continued, “We have a bunch of different things in mind. Some things that are really complimentary to the stuff we’re doing now and some stuff that’s far afield and very different. I’m hoping to do a variety of different projects that are probably more in line with what we see on TV but maybe in different rhythms and formats and things like that. I’m talking about different ways to tell stories, possibly with characters we know and possibly with characters we don’t [know].”
Needless to say, “The Walking Dead” isn’t going anywhere any time soon.