by Brett White
Unlike the struggling survivors of the zombie apocalypse, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” seems to have a very, very long life ahead of it. AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan made this fact very clear at the Barclays Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference, saying that unlike ending hit shows “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men,” “The Walking Dead” is pretty much guaranteed a long life.
“We hope that zombies live forever, and we’ve just begun to find out what the post-apocalyptic world is like,” said Sapan, “so that we’ll be sitting here at the Barclays conference in 2022 discussing the fact that ’Walking Dead’ is not over… at that point, I think any one of the companies will have replaced the United States government and we’ll be in a complete free enterprise world in which there are no nations.”
“The Walking Dead” has become a cultural phenomenon, with its third season earning wide acclaim and much fan adoration. The show consistently destroys every other show on cable in the ratings, with the third season finale being seen by 12.4 million people, the series’ biggest numbers ever.
Production on the show’s fourth season is currently underway, with new series regulars on board for what could turn into a very long-lasting gig… if they survive, that is.
The Hollywood Reporter has the entire rundown of Sapan’s comments, including his thoughts on “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men” nearing completion.
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