AMC has announced that its still-untitled The Walking Dead companion series has already received a two-season order, based on the success of its predecessor.
The companion series will be set in Los Angeles and follow an entirely different group of survivors, independent of the original Atlanta-based show.
The Walking Dead’s executive producers Robert Kirkman,Greg Nicotero, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert will all serve as executive producers on the new series. Dave Erickson, who co-created and co-wrote the pilot with Kirkman, will act as executive producer and showrunner.
“We feel empowered by this two-season commitment, a serious show of faith from our network partner AMC,” Kirkman said in a statement. “I personally take it as a sign that they believe, like we do, that we’ve accomplished our goal of developing something original that can pay tribute to the original show and expand the world I created while at the same time having something new to say with this story. I’m very grateful that we now have the opportunity to tell this amazing story and show the fans that we really haven’t scratched the surface yet when it comes to The Walking Dead.”
The series currently stars Cliff Curtis (Missing,Gang Related), Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, Sons of Anarchy), Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) and Alycia Debnam Carey (Into the Storm).
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