Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead is by far the most popular show on AMC. So you'll be thrilled to know that far from canceling the hit show, AMC bigwigs Charlie Collier (network chief) and Joel Stillerman (programming boss) are making plans to continue TWD's reign beyond Season 6.
In a long discussion with Vulture, the pair of AMC titans discussed the future of the series, which has already been approved for a new season and shows no signs of slowing down. In reference to the future of the undying series, Collier revealed that there is no end in sight:
"I will tell you we are not actively talking about the end of The Walking Dead. We're talking about how to keep this number 1 show on television feeling as fresh as it does in season six."
He has a point, The Walking Dead is popular, but even well received shows can become stagnant and repetitive. Fortunately for The Walking Dead crew, they have fantastic source material: Kirkman's The Walking Dead comic book series. Collier continued by saying:
"As a brand, we're very sensitive to making sure that every aspect of it feels fresh and original, and that it’s not treated in any way that’s derivative or taken for granted. Our planning is current and future-focused, and it is not focused on the end at this time."
Stillerman contributed to the discussion by referencing Kirkman's work:
"The answer to how long the show will go on in some way is directly correlated with the health of the storytelling in the comics. Those comics are firing on all cylinders."
Stillerman then voiced his opinion on writer Robert Kirkman, revealing his admiration for the comic book writer, who has a lot of involvement with the show. It seems that according to Collier and Stillerman, as long as the comic books are successful the show will continue to have a solid foundation.
The Walking Dead is on Season 6 and is only growing in its popularity. By the look of things we can expect the AMC series to be around for a while longer.