First, it was a spinoff series for "Breaking Bad" announced just last week, and now another popular AMC series is getting the same treatment. On Sept. 16, 2013, AMC officially announced that "The Walking Dead" will indeed get a spinoff series of its own, and that it will be something completely original bby Robert Kirkman.
A press release was sent out on Monday confirming the news.
“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.”
Season four of "The Walking Dead" is set to begin on AMC on Oct. 13, 2013, and it is no surprise that a spinoff is in the works. Season three of "The Walking Dead" out-delivered "The Big Bang Theory, "Game of Thrones," "Modern Family," "The Voice," and numerous others.
Why wouldn't AMC want to cash in on that?
Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, and David Alpert are on board as executive producers for "The Walking Dead" spinoff, and AMC Studios is set to produce it.
“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.”
The targeted premiere date for the spinoff of "The Walking Dead" is sometime in 2015.