AMC Networks Believes there is Life After 'The Walking Dead'
AMC CEO Josh Sapan has spoken to a Wall Street-heavy crowd regarding the cable channel's future, and guaranteed that the network has enough programming to withstand the eventual loss of cable TV's biggest series.
Fear the Walking Dead has capitalised on the monstrous hit that is The Walking Dead, while a new supernatural western series has launched in Preacher. “The Walking Dead” is “…spawning benefits that are related to it, adjacent to it, but not it,” adding that “It remains rich with opportunity.”
Sapan cited Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and Portlandia as shows that have defined the company for its excellence. “[The shows] suggested some continuity of quality,” said Sapan.
He draws a comparison with a network that has earned the respect of its peers. “HBO has a very strong record,” said Sapan. “It’s a place people trust and expect to have good content.”