AMC announced that they are in the beginning stages of development of a companion series to their hit television series The Walking Dead. Familiar faces will be acting as executive producers. We will see the return of Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, and David Alpert. This companion series will continue to be in the same world as The Walking Dead, but it will focus on another band of survivors. We haven’t heard any plot details or hints that we may meet any of the newer characters to the show, and we also don’t even know where the show will be located. I think it would be interesting if the series focused on the novels that accompany the show and that follow the rise and development of The Governor. We will see.
“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.”