It’s been one of the most anticipated new television series -of 2010.
But still Aussie viewers haven’t had any clarity on the future of The Walking Dead on our screens.
TV Tonight readers even voted the zombie show the International Show We Need to See on Air in the last annual awards survey.
This week execs from FOX International Channels will arrive in Australia to negotiate a deal with one of Foxtel’s channels.
This is despite the series having aired simultaneously in many territories to avoid the threat of piracy.
Senior vice-president of scripted programming, Sharon Tal Yguado, tells The Australian that when the show launched in October last year it was to minimise online piracy.
“Certainly one of the reasons we launched globally was piracy,” she said. “And I don’t think fans of the show would want to wait.”
Correct. So why have Aussie fans had to wait?
“It was really a well co-ordinated campaign,” she said. “And it was the first time we launched a TV show globally in a similar fashion to a theatrical release.”
It will be great if Foxtel can pick this series up and at least fasttrack season two, which was recently greenlit by the AMC Channel in the US.
Source: The Australian