In upcoming season 8, The Walking Dead is on track to reach the special accolade of 100 episodes, but will it ever see 200?
Once a series goes on for this long, fans begin to suspect an end is near, but according to AMC chief Josh Sapan as well as star actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, the show can exceed when fans suspect it will end.
Something viewers should understand is that ‘The Walking Dead’ is one of the biggest TV franchises in the world right now, making AMC millions of dollars in revenue. Shows are renewed based on viewing figures so, in theory, as long as it continues to recieve the millions of viewers it gets, it should always get renewed. ‘The Walking Dead’ currently has incredible viewing figures, despite bad ratings in season 7, and it also has a lot more source material to follow from the comics of the same name by Robert Kirkman.
Viewing figures did fall slightly between the season 7 premiere and finale however, with the premiere reaching 17 million viewers and finale reaching 11.3 million. You shouldn’t be worried about this though, as even 11.3 million viewers dwarfs many other of the network’s shows.
Speaking of the future of the show, read what AMC chief Josh Sapan said below:
“The Walking Dead is a franchise that will deliver ancillary revenues over different distribution platforms for many years to come as it does today. And we believe it will have a long life that accrues to our strategic position and financial benefit.”
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays villain Negan, was also asked about when the zombie show will end, and he said:
“There’s no end in sight. I’ve been part of some shows that I think have incredible fans, but I don’t think there’s any comparison with the Walking Dead fans. It’s a phenomenon.”
Do you think The walking Dead will ever see episode 200?