How long we can expect 'The Walking Dead' to last
The question has cropped up again, how long will The Walking Dead run for? It's a very different question from 'how long should it run for?' but while the series can feel lacking through its mid-season more often than not, it's a series that adapts itself to new situations every year, and isn't afraid to shake things up a little.
Kirkman responded to a question in his letter hacks column of the comic book, and made it clear that there is no real endgame for the TV show. "It took us 6 years to get to [issue] 100," Kirkman wrote.
"It won't take us [the comic] 6 years to get to 200 and that will take us to season... TWELVE. And we'll still be ahead of the show at that point. And if the show is still going strong at season 12... well, that would be about the most amazing thing ever."
There's plenty to come for the show, not counting what's to come in the pages of the source material over the next year. With Negan on the scene, the only risk the series really runs is relying on the new, captivating villain to hold Alexandria by the throat for too long. If they try to stretch the new conflict out to two seasons or, god forbid, more, then the show might start to lose its charm.