AMC's 'The Walking Dead' gets a spinoff
September 16th, 2013
05:32 PM ET

AMC's 'The Walking Dead' gets a spinoff

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.

Filed under: television • The Walking Dead

soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. gah

    this show teaches us all an important lesson: you need at least one redneck friend or you're dead!

    October 3, 2013 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Lee Britt

      You need at least one HILLBILLY friend! HUGE difference between the two!

      October 12, 2013 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. reese

    im over zombie movies, like years ago, but....The Walking Dead is my show!!!

    October 2, 2013 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. Tyler Collier

    yes the walking dead is the BEST zombie show in the world

    September 20, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. The Queen Rules

    eek that dead guy is having a bad day...ewwww

    September 19, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Chaws

    Walking Dead: Detroit. They'd save a ton of money on set decoration and VFX since the city already looks like apocalypse happened there. It'd also be a nice change of pace from Atlanta. I want to see zombies in the snow!

    September 17, 2013 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      So instead of hiring extras to play zombies they could just film homeless people scrounging around for scraps! Blurr the lens a little and tada! Zombies!

      September 17, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Chaws

      Well, the people of Detroit could certainly use the work and it wouldn't hurt tourism. Senoia GA is now the 3rd most visited city in the state behind Atlanta and Savannah because of Walking Dead filming there. Detroit also give amazing tax breaks to productions so it would be a cost saver all around to film there.

      September 17, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      So this idea is tangable and could really work! Well I hope the producers are reading this! TWD Detroit has a good ring to it too!

      September 17, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • reese


      October 2, 2013 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff

    What if we conk out before 2015 gets here? They need to start filming it faster.

    September 17, 2013 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  7. MsV

    I love zombies!! An episode told from a zombie pov would be killer!

    September 17, 2013 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  8. Lame is the new normal

    The pop culture zombie genre is overused, tired, unimaginative. So are vampires. Come on, Hollywood, something imaginative?

    September 17, 2013 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Being bored and synical i SOooooo early 90's dude.

      September 17, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • pauleky

      @DaveinFlorida – you must be watching a different type of zombie show. I have yet to see one gay element in The Walking Dead.

      Seriously, anyone who uses gay to demean anyone or anything has zero credibility.

      September 17, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grumpster

      Yeah...Vampires is a rather dead genre. The zombie genre has hardly warmed up.

      September 17, 2013 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      @DaveinFlorida – your Liberace gay.

      September 18, 2013 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Peace ☮

      Did any of you watch "World Z"? (I think that's what it was called)

      September 18, 2013 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Hi Peace! HOpe youre well, I tried to watch World War Z twice and fell asleep both times. It wasn't what I was expecting. It was too "busy" if you get me. Too much going on and no suspense. Just a lot of children and family moments. eh!

      September 18, 2013 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Peace ☮

      Hi MAP! I am well, thanks! You? I watched that movie last pm. It was ok, I really wasn't sure what I was getting into, tho. Could have been worse, could have been better...ya know?

      September 18, 2013 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • bobbaft

      Boo hoo...someone called someone else GAY....I think this whole "gay movement" is pretty gay. And by "gay", I mean boring and lame. That's how we used "gay" in my neighborhood...I don't care if you like licking twinkies or tuna. Sticks and stones break your bones....zombies eat you.

      October 9, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tim

    How about from the zombie perspective for an episode? A victim, chased, attacked, suffers, dies, reanimates, but has that "spark that remains" and realizes it too is dying inside......

    September 16, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      OMG great idea! I can just imagine how creepy it would be to see through the zombie eyes and all you hear is that horrible moaning sound they make. Horror films are always good when they show the view through the killer. Think Halloween's opening scene, or Jaws. I hope they read this!

      September 17, 2013 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Chaws

      They did that already in the movie "Colin" the entire movie takes place from the zombie's POV.

      September 17, 2013 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      But that was British! We need an American version.

      September 17, 2013 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • IronGland

      There is a segment in V/H/S 2 that has a guy get bit, reanimate then go on a zombie rampage...there is your American version.

      September 17, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Can you explain what V/H/S means? That's not the Walking dead is it? Am I.... dumb?

      September 17, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • jw

      I recommend "Warm Bodies".... very sweet movie about a zombie who still has that spark and looking for love...

      September 17, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobbaft

      Yes, we need an American version. Kind of like we needed a remake of Karate Kid...and Annie...and Total Recall. Because we have no original thoughts in Hollywood anymore, so they just remake everything and ruin it. And instead of having a straight white lead actor...lets make it a gay black lesbian, because we want everyone to feel wanted.

      October 9, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. tpicciani

    Walking Dead Spinoff? Bring it on. Let's call it the 2014 mid-term elections!

    September 16, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |

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