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AMC has a ten year plan for The Walking Dead… and it’s not just TV series

September 29th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Anyone who thought the departure this upcoming season of Rick Grimes AKA actor Andrew Lincoln might signal the end is coming of The Walking Dead (yes, we’e raising our hands too) would be very wrong.

Very, very wrong.

It seems that The Walking Dead and its spin-off series Fear The Walking Dead are only the beginning.

And it seems that AMC have plans a foot got multiple TV/Streaming movies and more TV shows based in the world of the shuffling.

No, seriously.

“AMC has talked to several large media companies about partnering on the projects, which collectively could cost several hundred million dollars,” say sources who don’t want to be named.

Apparently  AMC want the story to run for another ten years across ALL the platforms! Well, it has run for nine on TV and longer on the page…

AMC CEO Josh Sapan apparently told an investor conference last week the the show “has allowed AMC to double revenue over the past five years through ad sales, fees from pay-TV providers and deals for reruns”, so we understand why they want to keep it alive!

The banter is that they want to mimic Star Wars, Marvel and Star Trek and have the story told over  all sorts of mediums: “We have a plan that goes well into the future,” Sapan said.

“If we manage it properly it has a long life, which is not to say it will always look like a TV series,” he added.

So what do you all say? Is there life in the undead yet? Personally, I lost a lot of my interest in the series a few seasons ago – though I do still watch it – and I’ve not tried Fear The Walking Dead at all, so I’m not entirely convinced by this.

As a wise man once said…

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Source: Bloomberg

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….