In recent months Netflix has amped up its original show production. Netflix has added a number of new shows ranging from stranger things, to Gilmore girls, Netflix has been working hard to produce new content for its members. Gilmore girls was actually a highly popular show that originally aired on television. After the show was canceled, Netflix began working on producing new episodes to continue the series. There are a number of different shows that this same thing could happen for. The walking dead is a prime candidate to become a Netflix Original.
The Walking Dead or TWD is a show about a post apocalyptic world in which the survivors must constantly fight to survive. The characters must fight against zombies, deceases, and their own kind to see the next day. The Walking Dead is one of the most popular television shows today which gives would lead some to believe that Netflix may be interested in continuing the series once it has ended. The only thing that would really inhibit Netflix from either continuing the series or creating a spin off would be complexity or cost. The Walking Dead brand has grown into a huge business opportunity for AMC. Millions of items of TWD merchandise is sold annually. If Netflix were to acquire The Walking Dead, they would also acquire the brand. It would cost Netflix a pretty penny to pay AMC for the Walking Dead. However, it just may pay off.
Will Netflix Continue The Walking Dead as a Netflix Original?
If Netflix were to continue The Walking Dead as a Netflix Original Series they would be in a big hole. AMC would ask a large sum of money to hand over their largest and most popular show. But if AMC ever decides to stop creating new episodes of The Walking Dead, they may want to make one last bit of money off of the show and sell the rights to the brand to Netflix. If AMC holds on to the Walking Dead too long the brand will loose value and people will loose interest. It would also be a smart move for Netflix to continue the walking dead because there is so much room to continue the story. If need be, Netflix could start up the series in a whole new part of the country and show another group of people’s ordeal. The options are nearly limitless for Netflix if they were to continue the Walking Dead. Would you want Netflix to continue the Walking Dead when AMC releases the final season? Comment what you think about all this below.