The end of The Walking Dead may be on the horizon, as AMC has revealed that it is a topic it discusses “all the time”.
Speaking at CES 2018’s Variety Entertainment Summit, AMC president and general manager Charlie Collier was full of praise for the long-running zombie drama – which is currently halfway through its eighth season – but admitted that it won’t last forever.
“We talk about it all the time,” he said. “How do you make sure it goes as long as it can while still being a responsible business?
“We talk about whenever it ends, that it’s Smithsonian-worthy… This is a fun ride for everyone involved.”
Collier added that “it’s a far more expensive show in every way than it was on Day One”.
Meanwhile, Norman Reedus – who plays the fan-favourite character Daryl – has no plans to quit the show.
“I could play Daryl Dixon forever,” he said.
The Walking Dead has been incredibly divisive this season so far, struggling to impress fans and experiencing the lowest ratings in the US since the second season all the way back in 2012.
The first half of season eight also ended with a highly controversial twist, which has led more than 80,000 fans to sign a petition calling for AMC to drop showrunner Scott Gimple from the show.
Chandler Riggs, who plays Carl, may recently have suggested that The Walking Dead only has a couple of seasons left in it, but Gimple is “very confident” we will see a 10th season and beyond.
The Walking Dead returns on February 25, 2018 on AMC in the US, and on February 26, 2018 on FOX and NOW TV in the UK.
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