AceShowbiz - AMC seemingly isn't done exploring "The Walking Dead" universe after the zombie apocalypse prequel series "Fear the Walking Dead". Despite the recent dip in the viewers ratings, the network is reportedly planning a bigger plan to expand the universe ahead of the 10th anniversary of the TV adaptation of Robert Kirkman's graphic novels.
A new report suggests that AMC is working to develop the zombie thriller franchise with new TV movies. Additionally, the planned TV movies are hoped to be expanded into shows with one of them taking place outside the United States. The plans also include making streaming shows based on the series.
It's said that producer Scott Gimple is overseeing the development of the rumored new series. However, it remains to be seen whether they will move forward.
AMC's chief executive officer Josh Sapan also hinted at the 10-year plans during an investor conference earlier this week. "The Walking Dead universe and the apocalypse ... is a subject that has an eternal quality to it, because it's about how society organizes itself," he allegedly said at #GSCommunacopia. "We have a plan to manage it over the next decade plus ... a very careful plan."
“The Walking Dead universe and the apocalypse ... is a subject that has an eternal quality to it, because it’s about how society organizes itself,” says AMNC’s Josh Sapan at #GSCommunacopia. “We have a plan to manage it over the next decade plus ... a very careful plan.”— Jim Maiella (@jimmaiella) September 12, 2018
Insiders, who are "familiar with the plans," tells Bloombeg that AMC "has talked to several large media companies about partnering on the projects, which collectively could cost several hundred million dollars."
"With the original show entering its ninth season, AMC is looking for ways to expand the series into a franchise that lives on in many forms, like 'Star Wars' and 'Star Trek', and not overextend a property that’s already showing signs of fatigue," the site continues.
Meanwhile, "The Walking Dead" will return for season 9 on October 7 on AMC.