The Walking Dead Named One of TV’s 7 Most Influential Shows of the Decade –

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The Walking Dead has been named one of the seven most influential television shows of the decade by TV Guide. As the 2010s come to a close, a reflective TV Guide credits American Horror Story with invoking the anthology, Making a Murderer for reigniting true crime passions and Game of Thrones for proving television can sustain big-budgeted genre shows. Its list credits House of Cards for ushering in the era of streaming TV, Arrow for reshaping small screen, live-action superhero TV with its shared universe, and Girls for giving a voice to a generation of millennials.Once the biggest show on television, The Walking Dead broke records when its Season 5 premiere, “No Sanctuary, ” became the most-watched episode in cable history. TV Guide notes comic book properties were translated for television in the wake of the hit adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead comic book — AMC’s own Preacher, Kirkman’s Outcast, as well as zombie-slash-horror shows such as Z Nation, The Strain and Black Summer — but TWD’s greatest impact, TV Guide writes, was on the franchise. The mothership series, now airing its tenth season on AMC, was followed by spinoff Fear the Walking Dead in 2015. Another still-untitled third ....

TWD has become “its own entity” since premiering in 2010, TV Guide adds, noting the elevation of former showrunner Scott Gimple to the role of chief content officer for TWD brand has created “a corporate structure within a single franchise.” Labelled The Walking Dead Universe, the franchise now includes three anchoring television series and a planned trilogy of movies led by Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes. Gimple has also revealed plans for future TWD miniseries, specials and other shorter length series to further build out the universe. Between its three Walking Dead series, there will only be 10 weeks in 2020 where AMC is not airing TWD content. The other 42 Sundays in 2020 belong to the Dead. “That’s a consistency that’s not happened before, ” AMC chief operating officer Ed Carroll said during an October conference call. “I think, even as a consumer, I’ll just say because we want that stuff. .

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