‘Walking Dead’ will live 20 years, says producer
Relax, “Walking Dead” fans: a show’s bosses design a zombie-apocalypse play to be alive for a good while — maybe even decades.
Some fans fear a bloody AMC array might be impending an end, given sagging ratings and rumors that some of a stars and executives wish to pierce on.
But uncover curtain Scott M. Gimple is singing a decidedly opposite tune, observant his uncover will hurl on until 2030 or longer — and many of a show’s stars contend they’re not going anywhere.
“We are perplexing to do twenty years. The (“Walking Dead”) comic has positively finished it, and we demeanour brazen to each issue,” pronounced Gimple. Speaking during a Paley Center for Media’s annual PaleyFest in LA, he pronounced he envisions a run to opposition a Fox juggernaut “The Simpsons.”
“‘The Simpsons’ has been on 26, 27 years, so that’s a plea — so OK, plea accepted. Done,” he said.
The uncover is now in a seventh season, with another confirmed. Gimple pronounced he has no concerns about things flourishing stale.
“We try to reinvent a uncover each 8 episodes. We have this story that is a fealty to a comic book, though we’re also exploring strange stuff, and those things assistance us go on each year.
“We wish to try do it better, do things we haven’t done, take risks. It’s frightful as hell, though as prolonged as we keep doing that a uncover can go on and on.”
Writing about a show’s high ratings decline, Daily News TV columnist Don Kaplan speculated that maybe viewers were “just removing a small sleepy of it.”
But Tom Payne, who plays Jesus, records that a show’s core fan bottom stays “fervent,” and further sees a lot of life for “Dead.” So does his co-worker Austin Amelio.
“I feel they have unconstrained artistic juices issuing and that is what keeps people growing,” he said.
Leading male Andrew Lincoln has been rumored to be unfortunate and looking for an exit. But exec writer Greg Nicotero shot that idea down.
“We adore what we do. we spent 10 days with Andy, Jeffrey (Dean Morgan) and Norman (Reedus), and median by a press debate we are like ‘We have a f***ing overwhelming job. This is a biggest pursuit we could have.’”
With James Desborough
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