The undead are spreading, namely on AMC. The cable network announced today that they are developing a companion series to their popular post-zombie apocalypse drama The Walking Dead. This is another new series in addition to the post episodes talk show Talking Dead.
“Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18-49 is literally a no-brainer,” Charlie Collier, AMC’s president and general manager Charlie Collier said in a statement to the press.
“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.”
Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert are on board as executive producers for this new series, with AMC Studios set to produce, and Kirkman also delivered a message to his audience:
“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. 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.”
The Walking Dead will return to AMC on October 13 2013. This new companion series is scheduled for a 2015 premiere. Will you still be interested in zombies by then!?
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