The ratings have been dropping and fan interest seems to be at an all-time low, not to mention Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) is leaving the series this coming season. And yet, despite all of this, AMC has never actually showed any signs of worry about the series’ future, with president and CEO Josh Sapan now insisting that the universe has 10+ years left in its sails.
As reported by Forbes, Sapan touched upon future plans at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference this week. “The Walking Dead is a universe…and we have a plan to manage over the next decade, plus. That plan is a careful plan to respect the world of the fans of that world,” Sapan noted, when asked about the series’ ratings issues.
Even with the ratings decline of late, it’s important to note that “The Walking Dead” is still a ratings monster, and “Fear the Walking Dead” continues to be a hit as well. We’re assuming *both* series’ will be continuing for many, many years to come, and we can only assume that AMC also plans on expanding the franchise with more spin-offs and things of that nature.
The end may *seem* near, but apparently there’s no true end in sight.