‘Walking Dead’ hits a century
HOLLYWOOD: Ratings juggernaut The Walking
Dead revealed on
Friday fans can expect to see its increasingly rancid zombies shambling across their screens for years to come.
The AMC show, the most successful basic cable TV series in history, tells the story of sheriff’s deputy
Rick Grimes, who leads his son Carl and an ever-growing band of survivors in a zombie apocalypse.
Showrunner Scott Gimple reminded fans on the opening night of Hollywood’s annual PaleyFest television festival that October’s season eight opener would be the 100th episode.
“The first episode, I think, is less about that we’ve reached 100 episodes; it’s more about setting up the next 100 episodes,” Gimple said.
Viewers will be able to witness the milestone achievement for AMC, which has aired the series since its premiere on Oct 31, 2010, and distributes it via a deal with Fox.
Joining Gimple and his team of producers were 11 of the show’s stars, including Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick, fan favourites Melissa McBride and Lauren Cohan and newcomer Tom Payne. AFP