How ‘The Walking Dead’ Franchise Will Survive Long After AMC Kills Off Original Hit Series

“We knew that the story would continue on, just in different ways,” franchise architect Scott Gimple tells TheWrap

“The Walking Dead” returns Sunday, along with its latest spinoff, “World Beyond,” beginning a two-year march to the zombie hit’s endgame. But even though AMC set an end date for the zombie apocalypse, the network is banking there is still tons of (undead) life left in “The Walking Dead” franchise.

“We knew that the story would continue on, just in different ways,” Scott Gimple, chief content officer for “The Walking Dead” universe, told TheWrap. “Robert Kirkman pitched the original comic book as a zombie movie that never ends. We want to fulfill that on TV.”

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Tim Baysinger

Tim Baysinger

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