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A few days ago, we reported on a Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference where AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan revealed plans to expand The Walking Dead universe throughout the next decade and beyond. It’s not shocking news — even as The Walking Dead has lost viewers over the last few years, it’s still one of the highest-performing shows on television, and was a watershed series for AMC.
Sapan didn’t give any details at the time, but now Bloomberg is reporting that, “The company, which owns the popular zombie-apocalypse series, plans to produce multiple movies and new TV shows based on the graphic novels that spawned the series, according to people familiar with the plans. AMC has talked to several large media companies about partnering on the projects, which collectively could cost several hundred million dollars.”
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The report added that “The company would also take the franchise overseas, setting at least one series in another country. The Walking Dead is one of the most popular shows in dozens of countries. Scott Gimple, who produced several seasons of The Walking Dead, is overseeing development of different narrative possibilities. He was named chief content officer for both The Walking Dead and its prequel Fear the Walking Dead in January.”
In addition to its prequel and its talk show Talking Dead, The Walking Dead has also spawned mobile games, live events, and the annual Walker Stalker...
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