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What we know so far about ‘The Walking Dead’ spin-off

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News of a “Walking Dead” spin-off has been circulating since October but on Dec. 6, Wetpaint shared a roundup of info on the upcoming zombie series. It’s a good thing we have these tidbits because AMC won’t be airing it until sometime in 2015.

Executive producer and creator of the original comic book, Robert Kirkman has said the new show will actually be more of a companion show than a spin off in that there will be absolutely no cross over content.

Though fellow executive produce Gale Anne Hurd said in October that the concept was still in development, Kirkman has expressed some very definite ideas about it. He says it will be an entirely different corner of The Walking Dead World with a different location and different people. He has already said it won’t be set in Georgia. To his way of thinking, the show has to be able to stand on its own two legs, independent of TWD. Ideally people should be able to watch it without ever having seen an episode of “The Walking Dead” and still think it’s an amazing show, completely unrelated.

Robert says the timeline is wide open. It could be ground zero right as the outbreak occurs or much later. He likes the idea of being able to take the show in any direction he wants. He is very hopeful about the new show, saying it has the potential to be better that the original, something we find hard to believe at the moment.

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