Last year, we saw some great news as “The Walking Dead” was officially renewed for an eighth season, which means that TV’s #1 show (at least in terms of adults 18-49) gets a chance to live on a little bit longer.
So what about being that? The thing about TV is that, unlike a comic book, it does have an expiration date. It’s expensive to film, and eventually, you have to assume that many people involved will want to do something different. It’s a part of the nomadic culture that goes along with the medium. For the time being, though, the ratings are still amazing (even if they are down), and that satisfies at least the part of the occasion that will get the show on the air for a few more years.
What we do know is that comic creator Robert Kirkman, who is also an executive producer on the show, does feel like there is a good chance that there will be at least two more seasons coming up. Speaking in the letters section of issue #162 of the comics (per We Got This Covered), here is what he had to say:
“No telling how long the show will last. Very hopeful we will last to Season 10 and beyond.”
If we were to get into the heads of the producers of the show and also the executives over at AMC, to us it doesn’t matter quite so much when the show ends so much as how it ends. What we mean by that is that there should be a set end date devised a couple of years in mind, that way the writers have a time to start to build towards something. With “Game of Thrones,” for example, it feels as though David Benioff and D.B. Weiss knew some time ago that the series would be ending at the conclusion of season 8. Setting an end to the story means that you know where you are going, and you don’t have an ending that feels tacked-on or rushed.
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