AMC's The Walking Dead will be around for at least three more years. Jeffrey Dean Morgan was the one to deliver the good news about the hit horror series. Season 10 is all set to premiere in a few weeks and fans are not looking forward to saying good bye to Danai Gurira's Michonne character. The actress revealed earlier this year that season 10 will be her last and she recently admitted it was a lot harder to talk about then she initially anticipated.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan was asked about the show possibly coming to a close in the near future. Through the years, The Walking Dead has seen a decline in ratings, but hardcore fans still tune in every week to see what's going to happen. With that being said, ratings came up a bit last season when it was revealed that Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes was leaving the show. Morgan had this to say about the show potentially coming to an end.
"You don't want to run it into the ground. Me personally, I'd say let's go out on top. Let's go out still being the number one show in the world. Whether or not that happens, I don't know. I think if we just stuck with the comic book, we've still got another three years. We do deviate a lot, but I think there's probably a good three years of material there."
The Walking Dead has taken a lot from the comic book source material, but as Jeffrey Dean Morgan points out, they have deviated quite a bit at the same time. Since the show will not be adapting straight from the source material, it's safe to assume that the show could go on for even longer than three years, though that has not been officially confirmed. Plus, there's a lot more on the horizon for the franchise.
In addition to season 10 and Fear the Walking Dead, AMC is also developing a new Walking Dead spin-off. That's not even counting the Rick Grimes movies that are on the way. So, there will be a lot of the franchise to look forward to in the future, along with the original show, which doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. This should be welcoming news to fans of the franchise who have been waiting to hear about the future of the original series after season 10.
The Walking Dead season 10 premieres October 6th on AMC. Showrunner Angela Kang has promised fans that Danai Gurira's Michonne will have a satisfying story arc this season. Gurira admits that leaving the show after so long was not an easy choice to make, but she says it's time to get into different types of storytelling on her own. When asked about the end, Gurira would only say that it's "really special." The interview with Jeffrey Dean Morgan was originally conducted by Variety.