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WALKING DEAD Spin-Off Details Revealed!

Good news, shambling corpse enthusiasts! The long-rumored Walking Dead spin-off is coming to life, and we’ve finally got some hard details.

Join Jessica Chobot as she breaks down the rumored plot and characters of the spin-off, checks out the first official additions to the cast (ALERT: Harry Potter alumni!), and weighs the positives and negatives of spinning off the undead hit! Use your braaain, watch today’s Nerdist News!

See you tomorrow, folks! Don’t forget to check out the latest episode of Sleepycast, the official Sleepy Hollow podcast, watch Dan and MaxNoSleeves discuss the greatest sleeveless movie badasses on The Dan Cave, get yourself 10% off a Nerdist News t-shirt by using code Z89D8HE2QTJM on the Nerdist Store, and let us know in the comments below if you think a Walking Dead spin-off is necessary!

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  1. Jergira says:

    A spin-off would be awesome. Especially, if it was on when we have down-time from The Walking Dead. I hate the gaps between seasons and midseasons. 

  2. Farren says:

    I gave up after season 2, not because I didn’t like the show, I just LOVED the Kirkman comic series instead. I started reading and just fell in love with the stories in there. 

    To be honest, I’d love more books and games. They’re way more invested in terms of time spent and TV is pretty redundant in my mind. 

  3. Huff Daddy says:

    I would really like to see the spinoff set in a different climate. I want to know how the walkers and survivors would deal with snow and the cold. 

  4. 1morescott says:

    I don’t think she could be anymore annoying. 

  5. Portercat says:

    Caprica, anyone?

  6. jeff says:

    Walking Dead: Los Vegas, Walking Dead: Miami, Walking Dead: Detroit….oh, wait…that one’s more of a documentary…

  7. A says:

    I really couldn’t care less what caused it. The characters and how they deal with impossible choices and situations is what makes this show great. I’ll give this spinoff thing a chance, obviously, but I’m having trouble envisioning how it will work.

  8. drake says:

    Yes we need it year round.

  9. Patrick says:

    as long as Chris hosts the after show there is always more room for more zombies 

  10. kattyjaxx says:

    is the video working for anyone?

  11. Michael Sacal says:

    The spin off has to be different enough from the original to justify its existence, otherwise it’s more of the same. With that in mind, hell yes, the spin off should focus more on the mythology of the world than on characters. Consider the Criminal Mind spin off from a few seasons ago. CBS execs said that one failed because it was too similar to the original version and didn’t do anything to stand out and make itself unique (or words to that effect). The TWD spin off needs something to make it different from the original, so why not focus on the mythology for that?

    • superty says:

      It should be an Anthology about the back stories to the zombies we have seen

      • Brocowski says:

        That would be interesting. But Michael is right. It really should focus more on what is going on in the world and how this all started in the first place. Also, If the spin off was just back stories to all the zombies, the writers would not be able to create enough character development to make us love the characters in the show; the show would die off quick.

        • michelle says:

          I would love for it to happen at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse and show how normal people would deal with the transition between life as we know it and the way the world is for Rick and the other characters on the main show.

  12. Snorri Guðjónsson says:

    YEAH we NEEEEED a spin off, but it should happen in Iceland, as everyone knows we are Zompie-proof #JustSaying

  13. S says:

    Your video is always choppy…it sure would be nice to have the A/V actually synced…