Finally! Today AMC has confirmed that they’re going ahead with a companion series to their hyperbole-inducing, record-breaking, behemoth zombie hit: The Walking Dead. The show, which, in case you’ve never heard of it, involves a group of survivors who travel the U.S. after the planet becomes overrun with the undead.
The companion series has now been given the go ahead, and AMC have ordered a pilot to expand their universe. Seems like the network is keeping their cards close to their chest on this one. In the press release, series creator Robert Kirkman expands briefly on the idea, stating that there’s a lot more to the zom-pocalypse than what we see through the show’s ragtag bunch of characters.
Season 5 of The Walking Dead starts on AMC on October 12th. Check out the press release below for further details on the upcoming spinoff and let us know if you’re optimistic about it.
“Almost from the beginning of ‘The Walking Dead’ on AMC, fans have been curious about what is going on in the zombie apocalypse in other parts of the world. In fact, beyond requests for zombie cameos, it’s the question I get asked the most,” said AMC President Charlie Collier. “Obviously, we all take our stewardship of the original franchise incredibly seriously and we, along with Robert, Gale, David and now Dave, are all proceeding with extreme care in order to ensure that we are offering fans something truly compelling, engaging and distinct. We’re thrilled to be taking this next step with these remarkable partners.”
“There are many corners of ‘The Walking Dead’ universe that remain unseen in the shadows. Being given the opportunity to shine a light into those corners and see what lurks out there is an absolute thrill. I know the fans are anxious to hear what Dave and I have been cooking up for this new universe of ‘The Walking Dead,’ and I’m happy to be one step closer to sharing it with them,” said Kirkman.
“I’ve been fortunate to have collaborated with both Robert and AMC on past projects and I’m thrilled to join them again, along with Gale and David, to build upon ‘The Walking Dead’s’ already epic narrative,” said Erickson.
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