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‘The Walking Dead’ Has a Plan Through Season 12

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AMC’s The Walking Dead heads into its fifth season with 28 million weekly viewers in tow, making it likely Rick Grimes and the other survivors will be fighting off threats both walker and human for some time to come. But for how long?

In the minds of producers, the hit drama hasn’t even reached the halfway point yet.

Indiewire reports that at the Producers Guild of America’s Produced By conference on Sunday, The Walking Dead Executive Producer David Alpert was asked about working from existing material — in this case, obviously, the Image Comics series created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard.

“I happen to love working from source material, specifically because we have a pretty good idea of what Season 10 is gonna be,” Alpert replied. “We know where season 11 and 12 … we have benchmarks and milestones for those seasons if we’re lucky enough to get there.”

That’s undoubtedly music to the ears of AMC executives, who are already developing a companion series featuring new characters and storylines. However, even 10 seasons would be a feat for a cable drama; that would tie The Walking Dead with Stargate SG-1, which split its run between Showtime and Syfy (nee Sci Fi Channel).

The Walking Dead returns in October for its fifth season.


  • demoncat_4

    interesting for them to look way ahead given how amc could decide to pull the plug on the show some day way before season ten. wonder if that means a longer wait for like Negan

  • Kyle McGrath

    I’m not surprised. Given the way the show drags it’s feet, they just plotted out the next two seasons, then stretched it out to eight more.

  • John

    I agree completely

  • Russkafin

    Can they keep a show-runner that long?

  • Javier Cardenas

    He’ll yea we need longer seasons

  • YouTube

    12 seasons is till 2022. but I believe AMCs the walking dead can last 18 or 19 seasons probably 20 seasons and that’s it. Robert Kirkman is making 1,000 issues for the walking dead and that will give them so many ideas for TWD till the very end of the series. If it really happens.