AMC CEO on how the Network Manages its Megahit 'The Walking Dead'
While promoting the upcoming Weiner documentary, which details the difficult Mayoral campaign of Anthony Weiner, AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan was of course open to discussing the network's giant hit, The Walking Dead.
Specifically, Sapan discussed the show, and its spin-off, as a franchise that needs to be carefully managed. "We think about this a lot. There really is a question of how much and when, how fast... how to relate to fans when the shows are not on the air?" Sapan said of ensuring the audience isn't burnt out by the zombie drama.
"Never exhaust your welcome, never ever compromise creative storytelling and character, don't underfund it, don't ever think people don't think an awful lot about it" are the rules Sapan details.
Fear the Walking Dead airs is mid-season finale Sunday, May 22, while The Walking Dead is back this fall.