Even as we watched the season three opening episode of Robert Kirkman‘s The Walking Dead last night, the shakers and movers behind the scenes continued making plans to further the series. Show producer Gale Hurd chatted with Daily Dead the other day and said:
“There is so much rich material to draw from and so many fantastic characters. There are so many different situations and characters to join our survivors, as well as [characters] to be pitted against them… I think there is no limit. There is certainly no limit to the comic book series and Robert has probably 250 [issues] figured out.
I think much bigger and maybe it’s my feature film background. Seven isn’t nearly enough…”
The real question still remains, will fans still tune in after seven years worth of zombie killing, survival action? What actors would remain? One only has to look at other shows that have run that long to see actors moving on with their careers, new additions to the cast of popular characters, (Woody in Cheers) and characters that flopped (Cousin Oliver – The Brady Bunch).
What do you think? Can The Walking Dead last that long? Could the show survive the loss of Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) if the actor decided to move on? More importantly, could the show make the transition from television to the big screen ala Star Trek?
Let us know what you think in the comments section below.