While "The Walking Dead" has been a massive hit for AMC after four seasons (and a fifth on the way), the zombie drama has to end sometime, right? Maybe, maybe not.
In an interview with Larry King, showrunner Scott M. Gimple said that he thinks the series, which was inspired by graphic novels, could last for many more years -- possibly 10 seasons, and beyond.
"As a comic book, I don't know if it will end. As a TV show -- all TV shows end. But I will say, I think it's possible that it could go on and on and on," Gimple said. "I think if it went 10 years, if it was longer than that, it's possible that the cast -- considering the amount of deaths on this cast, and everything else -- after 10, 11, 12 years it could shift into a whole new cast."
That's a pretty ballsy prediction from Gimple, though with "The Walking Dead"'s continued ratings dominance, it may seem like a smart move for AMC to keep it in its lineup, especially since the network just lost hit drama "Breaking Bad" in 2013, and critical darling "Mad Men" is set to leave the air next year.
Meanwhile, looking ahead to the short term, Gimple teased a few plot details from season five, while (naturally) not giving too much away. The season four cliffhanger ending should get some resolution, he said, while viewers will also learn the fate of yet-to-reappear Beth.
Check out the entire interview, and just try to temper your excitement for season five. "The Walking Dead" returns to the air on October 12.
[via Screen Crush]