The first season broke AMC records for ratings and there was no hesitation from the network in ordering a second run.
âI had no clue that so many people would like it and it would be such a big hit,â? he said to the LA Times. âWhen I found out that [the ratings were] pretty good, I was really excited. It really blew me away.â?
Even though he thought the show was good, Kirkman admits that you can never predict how successful something will prove to be.
âOftentimes, good material doesnât necessarily translate into successful materialâ¦ There are a lot of great television shows that struggles with ratings and eventually get cancelled, despite the fact that theyâre absolutely amazing.â?
You can catch the first season of The Walking Dead on Five at the moment, and the second season is due in late 2011.