To be frank, after the slow first half of season seven, a lot of people are really beginning to question how long the producers can drag the show out for.
Well, it seems like we may have just been given a clue as Robert Kirkman, the creator of the series, has dropped a pretty major hint about the show’s future.
In the latest issue of the comic book the show is based on, Kirkman teased the fact there are still many more series to come.
It took us six seasons to get to 100. It won’t take us six years to get to 200 and that will take us to season… TWELVE. And we’ll still be ahead of the show at that point.
So, it’s good news that the show is set to continue – although ultimately its longevity is of course down to ratings – but it probably means we’ll have to miss out on at least some of the plot lines in the comics.
Kirkman also revealed he knows exactly how the show will end – although obviously he’s not giving much away…
He told Entertainment Weekly:
I know what the end point is. We’re just spending a lot of time in the middle, so, I have to know what that end point is to be able to keep building towards it.
I think that’s the only way to keep it alive.
But while he knows how it will unfold, the show’s producers have no idea apparently.
They’re kind of 100 per cent in the dark, which I guess is pretty remarkable, and I would probably say it’s a testament to the trust that AMC has in me.
I guess to a certain extent, at this point, the comic book is kind of a workshop of future seasons of the show, and it’s fun to think that I can just completely torpedo the story if I wanted to.
He wouldn’t though, right?