Despite ratings continuing to fall and rumors some of the actors want to move on, one of The Walking Dead’s producer has revealed we can expect the tv show to continue for a long time.
Scott M. Gimple teased how the zombie outbreak hit will continue on the air until 2030, probably longer, and that several of that actors have said they are eager to stay.
“We are trying to do twenty years. The comic has absolutely done it, and I look forward to every problem,” Gimple said according to New York Daily News. “The Simpsons has been on 26, 27 years, so that is a challenge — so OK, challenge accepted. Done.”
The Walking Dead is currently in its seventh season, with another one surely confirmed. And also, there have been 165 main-series comics released.
Gimple said of the tv show using comic storylines: “We are trying to reinvent the tv show every eight episodes. We have this story that is a loyal to the comic book. But we are also exploring original stuff, and those things help us go on every year again and again.
“We want to try to do it better, do things we have not done yet and also take risks. It is very scary as hell, but as long as we keep doing that the show can continue to go on and on.”
The question of Lincoln’s future on the tv show was also asked. And also the executive producer Greg Nicotero said: “We love what we do. I spent 10 days with Andy, Jeffrey and Norman and halfway through our press tour we are like ‘We have a f***ing awesome job. This is the most amazing job you could have.’”