'Walking Dead' Spin-Off Series Will Follow New Survivors in 2015

Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert are executive producing the companion series that follows a whole new group of survivors.
AMC is developing a spin-off of The Walking Dead to debut in 2015
AMC is developing a spin-off of The Walking Dead to debut in 2015
AMC announced today that they are in the early stages of developing a spin-off "companion" series for their hit zombie show The Walking Dead, slated to debut in 2015. The show, executive produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert, will follow a completely different set of characters within the same zombie-infested world, although no details were given regarding the survivors.

The news follows the network's announcement earlier this month that Breaking Bad, which ends its critically-acclaimed run on September 29, is getting its own spin-off entitled Better Call Saul starring Bob Odenkirk as shady attorney Saul Goodman, set before he even met Bryan Cranston's Walter White.

While this spin-off of The Walking Dead is set within the same world as the current series, it isn't known if this will be set before the series or if it will take place during the same time, which would allow for the possibility of crossover shows between both series. However, it also isn't known if this will take place around the Atlanta area like The Walking Dead, or in a completely different part of the country.

Click Here! to visit TVWeb to read AMC's full press release for more details. The Walking Dead returns with the Season 4 premiere, "30 Days Without an Accident" on Sunday, October 13 at 9 PM ET on AMC.

The Walking Dead episode 4.1, "30 Days Without an Accident" stars Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun, Emily Kinney, David Morrissey, Chandler Riggs, Josh Stewart and is directed by Greg Nicotero.

Sources: TVweb

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Comments (9)

  1. Scruffnutz89

    Im beyond for this... but i agree with @gandoff i wanna see it from the start of the virus. take it up north we've seen how they survive the heat, lets see them survive in different types of weather. Seeing blood all over snow seems like a pretty dope ass idea lol

    1 year agoby @Scruffnutz89Flag

  2. Ghostman

    @Johnny1312 We'll call it "The Walking Dead: West Coast Chronicles."

    1 year agoby @ghostmanFlag

  3. ed_wood

    Very cool news.

    1 year agoby @ed-woodFlag

  4. Johnny1312

    Since they already showed how its like on the east side of the U.S why dont they bring it to Los Angeles? That would be pretty dope lol

    1 year agoby @Johnny1312Flag

  5. Celestialforthcoming

    This can bring new ideas to the zombie genre as a whole. It would make it even more interesting to have it in different locations like the novel world war z presented like people living in their boats in port harbors and living off the sea or in the tundra, tropics, anywhere really and having to write with the environment in mind to make it challenging for us the viewers and characters.

    1 year agoby @CelestialforthcomingFlag

  6. CelluloidDreams

    Bring it on!!

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  7. Writer220

    I'm looking forward to it. Bring on the mayhem

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  8. Gandoff

    Hmmm... Do we see them start from the start of the infestation, or fast forward to the same period WD is already in? I vote for it to be at the start. I would like to even it follow the characters from the Storage Buildings shorts. I wonder why they did not have a short this year...

    1 year agoby @gandoffFlag

  9. Buriblazing

    Yes in down wended more of this on tv.

    1 year agoby @buriblazingFlag