September 16th, 2013
05:32 PM ET
AMC's ratings monster "The Walking Dead" has spawned a new series.
The spinoff-happy network announced on Monday that its in the early stages of developing a "companion series" for its zombie-filled primetime drama.
According to a statement, the new series will be executive produced by "Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman as well as current EPs Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert.
“We look forward to working with Robert, Gale and Dave again as we develop an entirely new story and cast of characters," AMC's President and General Manager, Charlie Collier, said in the statement. "It’s a big world and we can’t wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse.”
Kirkman hints that while this new series will be set in the same world as the current "Walking Dead" drama, it'll have a greater sense of storytelling freedom.
"I couldn't be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of 'The Walking Dead' universe,” he said. “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.”
The "Walking Dead" spinoff is aiming for a 2015 debut. In the meantime, the fourth season of "The Walking Dead" begins October 13 on AMC.
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