The Walking Dead spinoff will reportedly be led by Sons of Anarchy (SOA) writer/producer David Erickson. Graphic novel creator Robert Kirkman is once again being very tight-lipped about hints and spoilers. Rumors about the direction of the TWD spinoff series were quickly squashed when Kirkman noted in the recently released comics issue that the cover has nothing to do with the spinoff.
The cover art on The Walking Dead comic issue 127 depicts a woman with a green jacket at brown hair perched on top of a storage container in extreme peril. Zombies are crowded around the container and reaching out for her in hunger. Five other individuals can be seen behind in the background by the woman desperately attempting to avoid becoming dinner.
A report by ComicBook.com maintains that the new comic issue teases a “new beginning.” The comment led hordes of Walking Dead fans to believe the cover was related to the spinoff of the most popular show on television. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, series creator Robert Kirkman said The Walking Dead spinoff will feature a new set of characters attempting to survive the same type of zombies in another part of the world. Kirkman told Reddit that fans will see some “really cool changes” in comic issue 127, which may have prompted the spinoff hints and spoilers excitement.
In the letters section of the comics Kirkman said, “For the TV spinoff, I’m coming up with that stuff. What’s happening I issue 127 is in no way connected to the spinoff TV show?” The spinoff is set to premier in 2015 and will feature David Erickson as executive producer writing alongside Kirkman.
The Walking Dead spinoff is still without a title, at least an official title which has been released public. Although the show if routinely being referred to as a spinoff, Robert Kirkman and others associated with the hit AMC series insist the show will not technically be a spinoff but more of a companion series. Kirkman has only divulged publicly that the new show will feature an entirely new cast and take place in a different location. That location may or may not be set in America.
Kirkman had this to say about The Walking Dead companion series during a Rolling Stone interview:
“We are going to see an entirely different corner of The Walking Dead. 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 exit for this show to be cool and stand on its own.”
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