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.
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.