The Walking Dead executive Gale Anne Hurd has said that she would like to see the show continue indefinitely.

Speaking to the Daily Dead, Hurd claimed that a proposed run of seven seasons "isn’t nearly [long] enough" for the zombie drama.

She said: "I think much bigger and maybe it's [because of] my feature film background. Seven isn't nearly enough."

She continued: "There is so much rich material to draw from and so many fantastic characters. There are so many different situations and characters to join our survivors, as well as [characters] to be pitted against them... I think there is no limit."

A third season of The Walking Dead will premiere in the UK on FX and on AMC in the US later this month.