Scott Gimple, former executive producer for the show, is now the chief content officer for the franchise (which includes spin-off Fear The Walking Dead) has apparently been considering making a spin-off series set in another country. This is probably in an effort to appeal to all those lucrative international markets. Despite taking a serious dip in ratings over the last few seasons, make no mistake: The Walking Dead brand is still a powerhouse brand and attracts a ton of viewers in the coveted 18-49 category. You can see why AMC is reluctant to let it go away.
It’s clear AMC wants The Walking Dead to be a perennial brand that finds ways to attract new generations of fans, much like Star Wars or Star Trek; both universes have lasted decades. However, those brands however often took long breaks and built a desire for new content by removing themselves from the pop culture equation for years at a time.
Part of the reason The Force Awakens was so enormously successful was the hug gap in time between Star Wars films. You could make a similar argument for Star Trek: The Next Generation. Will AMC look to these other franchises and learn from their successes and failures? Only time will tell.
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