“I’m not saying the series will have 20 seasons, but I’m not saying it won’t either.”
With several major actors leaving The Walking Dead, such as Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira, it was widely speculated that the series would be coming to an end.
However, David Madden, AMC’s programming president, commented in an interview with The Wrap that this is not necessarily the case:
Since Game of Thrones is technically out of print, [The Walking Dead] is # 2 on TV. It’s not bad to be number 2 in the three billion TV series.
Madden also warned that the end of The Walking Dead ‘s comics may have come by surprise, but it won’t change any plans regarding the TV episodes:
We diverged from comics a long time ago. We are telling our own story. I don’t think that either in the series or Kirkman’s mindset, the end of comics really affects the plans for the show.
About how many seasons TWD will last, Madden commented:
I’m not saying the series will have 20 seasons, but I’m not saying it won’t either.
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The Walking Dead is broadcast on paid Fox and follows season 10, which premieres on October 6. The franchise will also feature three films that will talk about the fate of Rick Grimes.