A spinoff from The Walking Dead? Yes, please. And while it didn’t use the term “spinoff,” exactly, AMC announced today that it’s in what it describes as “the initial stages” of development for a “companion series” to TWD, and while there’s no description of what, exactly, that will entail, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, and David Alpert are on board as executive producers, so the pedigree is solid.
From the press release:
“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.”
“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.”
So… speculate away. What would you like to see from a spinoff? Which characters do you want to see in a different setting? How do you expect this will play out? Go ahead, dream of more zombies in the comments below while you wait for the flagship show to return on October 13th….