The Walking Dead’s spinoff is in the works. The companion series was announced and approved by AMC on Monday. The new series is expected to debut in 2015.
Next month, The Walking Dead will begin its fourth season. The series follows a group of survivors of a zombie apocalypse. As the series begins, the main characters are on a quest to find other survivors.
Throughout their travels, the encounter droves of zombies. The zombies are relentless and can only be killed with a serious blow to the head.
As the series continues, it is apparent that zombies were not the survivor’s only enemy. Other survivors are an ongoing concern as they battle over supplies, territory, and loyalty.
As reported by Los Angeles Times, the companion series will include similar conflicts. However, it is expected to present the apocalypse from a different point of view. With a new set of characters, The Walking Dead’s spinoff promises “another unforgettable view” of the dangerous new world.
The spinoff’s title and plot details have not been revealed. However, it will be produced by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. David Hurd and David Alpert have also committed to the new series.
AMC President and General Manager, Charlie Collier, is excited about the companion series. He is currently working with Alpert, Hurd, and Kirkman, to “develop and entirely new story.”
As reported by Daily News, The Walking Dead is based on a series of comic books. Kirkman says the new series will stray from the original comic book series, offering an entirely new “Walking Dead universe.”
The original series will return to AMC on October 13. Kirkman says the fourth season is “the best season of the TV series.”
The Walking Dead‘s spinoff is exciting news for fans of the comic book, television series, and zombies in general.
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