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AMC Announces ‘Walking Dead’ Spin-Off Series

AMC Announces ‘Walking Dead’ Spin-Off Series


AMC announced today that it is in the early stages of development for a new spin-off series based on The Walking Dead. The current time frame for the companion series to launch is 2015. Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert are on board as executive producers, with AMC Studios set to produce.

“Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18-49 is literally a no-brainer,” said Charlie Collier, AMC’s president and general manager. “We look forward to working with Robert, Gale and Dave again as we develop an entirely new story and cast of characters. It’s a big world and we can’t wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse.”

“After 10 years of writing the comic book series and being so close to the debut of our fourth, and in my opinion, best season of the TV series, I couldn’t be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of The Walking Dead universe,” said Kirkman. “The opportunity to make a show that isn’t tethered by the events of the comic book, and is truly a blank page, has set my creativity racing.”

In addition to Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Hell on Wheels and Low Winter Sun, AMC recently greenlit two new drama series for 2014, Halt & Catch Fire and Turn. The network today began shooting a new pilot, Line Of Sight, directed and executive produced by Jonathan Demme, and has a licensing agreement with Sony Pictures Television for a spin-off series of Vince Gilligan’s landmark Breaking Bad, based on the Saul Goodman lawyer character with the working title Better Call Saul.

Season four of The Walking Dead returns to AMC on October 13.

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  1. I’m not sure how to feel about this. I LOVE The Waling Dead but right now it sounds like they just know they want to spin-off of it because it’s so huge but have no idea of what they are going to do. Think I will have to wait to see what they actually going to do in the spin-off

  2. @JMCharries, it’ll be an awesome idea, if you ever watched the mini series on AMC’s website they followed different characters in different events during the time, and they all turned out just as good! it’s awesome to see new faces every once and a while i think it’ll do great!

  3. I agree, the web series is really cool. I like it a lot. I really just didn’t like that they announced a spin-off based on it being a popular series and not based on a great idea. I’m sure the talent they have will come up with something it just seems they should have waited until they had something more concrete.

  4. Sounds like a great idea. They probably don’t want to talk about any specific ideas since it’s so early in the development process.


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