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

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  1. hacking updates as follows....Metta

    1. hacked in to phone stating I was paying my car totaling 9k next week cash
    2. diamonds and baubles...everyone knows who foot the bill for htose
    3. looks like another day of doing sh-t all day. ..
    4. the 50k basement is on me...WHAT YOU HACK INTO PHONE CALLS MAKE SURE YOU ACCURATE.

    report her as abuse.

    October 15, 2013 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. 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 |
  3. reese

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

    October 2, 2013 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. You never go south

    hon unless he begs for it and even that is pathetic

    September 26, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. south4evr

    I I love zombies!! The first headline in every major newspaper should be the "ZOMBIE KILL OF THE DAY!" And above all else, remember rule #2..........DOUBLE TAP!!

    September 26, 2013 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. SKY


    September 24, 2013 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
    • tn

      You're kidding.... right?

      September 24, 2013 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
    • sue

      He does not look happy in that picture

      September 24, 2013 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      Sky, clearly you don't understand the difference between the words 'Fact' and 'Opinion'.

      Also, I'm slightly curious as to what you define as a 'devil', since the complete heavy handedness of your statement leads me to assume that you find all religions other than your own narrow belief system as either flawed or 'evil'.

      September 24, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • wilson

      FACT: Sky is a close minded religious idiot.

      September 24, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • NICK

      What gets my attention is the large number of devil, witch, murder and, in general, evil and violent films cranked out on TV. Any wonder we have increasing mass murder events only to be accepted [as in China] as done by a derranged person. When in fact, he/she has been taught how to carry out their deed by the media or a "religion."

      October 13, 2013 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • 10061963L

      is almost done and just put in her folder with all logins...she exited out

      October 13, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Techrat3D

      Sky, do you know how bloodthirsty God really is?
      Check your bible, or read this for speeding things up a bit:

      P.S.: Just before you condemn me an Atheist, I am currently a non-practicing Christian. There is a difference.

      October 15, 2013 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Did you feel good got your 3d garbage completed for today?

      now go send letters out asking people for money funds ... while I write the check for 50k this morning.

      October 15, 2013 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  7. October-man

    I love October, The start of Hockey and Zombies.

    September 24, 2013 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  8. khanhnguyen

    oh, i love mumy that's what i wanna be

    September 20, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tyler Collier

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

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

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

    September 19, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Meh

    Is this show really that good? I mean how many times can you watch people run from/shoot at/get killed by undead humans? There must be a serious side-plot with ludicrous $ex or something.

    September 18, 2013 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Meh, it IS really good! Series 3 is not as good as first 2, but still def's worths the watch. Watch it! Join us!

      September 18, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • terry

      pluse Maggie is smoking hot.

      September 24, 2013 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
    • The Legend Lives On

      some dude told her she was hot for her age and would do her cuz she was simply nice.


      September 24, 2013 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
    • nick

      I agree. I did watch the first couple of shows BUT REALLY.....why waste time looking at the SAME JUNK over and over again ?

      I think I'd rather be watching a Disney graduate make weird faces. [Just joking !]

      October 13, 2013 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  12. flanders777

    I've always wondered what became of the couple in the Walking Dead Webisode "Cold Storage"... they leave in a van, low on fuel, and uncertain of their future. I'd love to see this spin-off version follow their journey.
    Maybe in a few seasons time, you'd see the two worlds overlap for an episode or two throughout... like they've done with the CSI spin-offs. Maybe the radio broadcast the prison group hears in Season 4 is this group?!

    September 18, 2013 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  13. the_dude

    How about a show about gay zombies sturggling for acceptance and tolerance in a world that hates them. Now that is good television.

    September 18, 2013 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  14. 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 |
  15. 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 |
  16. MsV

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

    September 17, 2013 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  17. 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 |
    • DaveinFlorida

      It's cynical, and yes the zombie/vampire TV shows are all boring and gay as hell.

      September 17, 2013 at 12:45 pm | 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 |
    • M.A.P.

      Agree! Using gay as a derogatory word is something only 10 year old brats do.

      September 17, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • DaveinFlorida

      You're both gay, and so are zombies.

      September 17, 2013 at 3:01 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 |
  18. Canadian Observer

    poooooopcorn. LOL.

    September 17, 2013 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  19. 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 |
  20. Canadian Observer

    I'm from Canada. Us Canadians are just better and nice than you. Hosers.

    September 16, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grumpster

      You can have Canada and your mosquito infested forests, terrible football, and Red Green.

      September 17, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Canadian Observer

    2015 is a long time from now. That is really really gay.

    September 16, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  22. 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 |
  23. Jimjones11111

    Was Jesus the first zombe?

    September 16, 2013 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      No, Jesus was not the first zombie...however he was the first real brewmaster.

      September 16, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Big Walt

      That's basically how I explained Easter to my 4 year old.

      September 17, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • ivan

      No Jesus was not even close to be a zombie, Actually he Resurrect in a heavenly body (an incorruptible body) he was the first to do that, death was not able to contain him because is God...please consider this my friend 🙂

      September 17, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Watch out, the nurses have let ivan use the computer in the activities room this excercize hour. Ivan, take your pills and report to ward C.

      September 18, 2013 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
  24. Alvarez

    I look forward to "The Walking Poop" spinoff series.

    September 16, 2013 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |

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