In a 2013 interview, AMC CEO Josh Sapan had mentioned that he “sees no end in sight” for the popular television series the walking dead, (it is one of two series I am excitedly awaiting to return in the Fall Season, the other being the also critically acclaimed NBC series Hannibal) and producer David Alpert more recently said that “…We know where season 11 and 12…we have benchmarks and milestones for those seasons if we’re lucky enough to get there.”
What does that mean exactly? Who knows for sure, the show has had its moments of diverging from the source material and a spinoff companion series is being developed for next year with all new characters and locations, but the network has offered no other details. As for the original series, the killing of major characters as has become somewhat of a rite of passage from the end of one season to the next. And show creator Frank Darabont Robert Kirkman recently told Entertainment Weekly that “…i kinda know when each of them (the characters) are going to die..” (Die Carl! Die! Death to you and your stupid hat”) At the end of last season, Rick and the rest of the gang finally were reunited together at Terminus the self-proclaimed “sanctuary for all.” which apparently is run by a bunch of lying, self-serving, insane republicans cannibals. Check out the trailer for season 5 which teasers among other things, the possible deaths of major characters, and the discovery of a cure in DC.
The Walking Dead season 5 premieres on Sunday, October 12 @9pm on AMC.