AMC Hints At Decades-Long “Walking Dead” Run

Despite a bit of a ratings slide, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” remains TV’s biggest show in terms of ratings – and a major source of income for the network.

However while speaking with Wall Street analysts (via Deadline), AMC CEO Josh Sapan may have taken his optimism and confidence in the franchise a little bit too far saying that there’s no plans to end the series anytime soon and no shortage of plans to milk the franchise for all its worth.

He even hints at the franchise having a life for not just years, but maybe even decades to come:

“The use of the word ‘franchise,’ we don’t take lightly. It’s not a sloppy or casual word. We’ve studied the best. Some have been around 30, 40, 50 years. We have a chance for a lot of life in the franchise. [It is] in great shape and the people who are managing that great shape are motivated.”

He also added to expect more gaming, merchandising and virtual reality opportunities tied to the franchise in the near future. The show recently launched its eighth season on AMC.