In an interview with VULTURE, the heads behind ‘The Walking Dead’ gave their thoughts on the possible spinoff to the hit AMC zombie series. Programming head Joel Stillerman and network chief Charlie Collier discussed the status of the show while talking about the status of several AMC series.
Take a look at the interview below:
Robert has some things on his plate. He continues to write every issue of the comic and hasn’t finished season four of The Walking Dead, which he is very intimately involved with and will continue to be. That’s really in the incubation stages. The one thing that I’ll share is just an anecdote that Robert shared with us. He has such a specific vision that he laid out really clearly in the first issue of the comic book. And I encourage anybody who’s interested in the show to go read the note that he wrote in the first issue of the comic. His motivation for telling that story was so clear and so powerful, and it served as such a great north star for the show. We kicked around a few ideas, but primarily what he’s working on is, what is the idea that gives [him]as clear a mandate to make another version of this show as [he]had for the first one? What is going on [now]is a more philosophical discussion over why there should be another version of the show. Once we answer that, we’ll zero in on the specific creative.
Collier then stated:
What we want to do is find something that everyone involved feels as passionately about as being a unique vehicle and unique enterprise as compared to the original series. We’ll take our time, and we’ll do it right.
So what do you all think about their views of the spinoff? I have the impression that they aren’t sure of the total direction as of yet, but I am hoping that we will see some hints soon!