‘The Walking Dead’ Spin-Off Is Possibly A Prequel

The Walking Dead spin-off that’s reportedly taking shape over at AMC is possibly a prequel.

The network previously teased that the new series would give viewers a different glimpse of the show’s zombie apocalypse. According to TV Line, the show reportedly follows the early days of the plague and the government’s attempt to keep everything under the control.

Of course, no one from the halls of AMC has confirmed any details about the proposed Walking Dead series as of this writing. It’s currently believed that the spin-off won’t follow any of the characters or storylines found in the original comic books. However, Robert Kirkman is spearheading the project alongside Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert.

During a recent chat with IGN, Kirkman shared a handful of details about AMC’s upcoming Walking Dead spin-off. Although he didn’t give fans any specifics regarding the series, he provided just enough info to keep people buzzing about the project.

Kirkman said of the new show:

“Yeah, it’s a really different location with completely different people, so we are going to see an entirely different corner of the ‘Walking Dead’ world. It definitely won’t be set in Georgia, I can at least say that. It’s important to us that this show exists on its own. The spinoff has to be a show worthy of existing, or else we’ve all sold out. So that’s something we’re all working hard towards doing, and I think we can pull it off. I think that the ideal situation is, when you’re watching the spinoff, you’re like, ‘Wow, this is a really awesome show.’ The whole other show doesn’t need to exist for this show to be cool and stand on its own.”

Unless something goes haywire, AMC hopes to have this Walking Dead spin-off ready to roll by 2015. Since the cable network has enjoyed a ratings bonanza as of late, it’s not altogether surprising that executives are looking for new ways to cash in on the craze.

However, fans probably shouldn’t get their hopes up for a crossover just yet. When asked if the characters from the supposed prequel could meet up with Rick and the gang down the road, Kirk didn’t give IGN anything substantial to chew on.

“Yeah, I mean, that’s something we can’t really get into. It’s a little too early to be discussing those kinds of things,” the comic book creator explained.

Are you a fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead? What do you think about the spin-off?

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