So US Television network AMC have confirmed that they are doing a Walking Dead spin-off TV show. Not much else has been announced yet apart from the fact that this will be new locations, new characters, and new stories away from everything we already know about The Walking Dead, so more Zombie Apocalypse action! Yay
Anyone that know me, will know how much of a fan I am of The Walking Dead universe. Starting from the likes of the comics, through to the books, to the TV series to the games, to the cards, to the toys, to just about anything, i’ve lapped up pretty much all they throw at me, just because how rich and detailed every one of the characters are throughout, and the way everything plans out, as we are looking at how people live after a Zombie Apocalypse. The characters are first, the zombies second.
I personally would like to see the TellTale games stories, and especially the characters brought to life on the small screen, the world and characters explored here were excellent, but we are now told these will all be brand new stories, so here’s hoping that the all the new will be as amazing as all the old!
I’m looking forward to anything more TWD, and very curious to see what way they go, maybe a future series, set 50 years after the original events with robots in hand, or us through the eyes of a Zombie, just standing around all day trying to eat a crow! I can only assume its going to be something massively different to what we have now, i wouldn’t be surprised if its even a adult style cartoon, in the style of the comics in full motions, i would love that!!
Executive producer and the original comic book’s writer Robert Kirkman said: “After 10 years of writing the comic book series and being so close to the debut of our fourth, I couldn’t be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of The Walking Dead universe.
“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.”
- Walking Dead spin-off show confirmed (bbc.co.uk)
- ‘Walking Dead’ spin-off series is officially in the works (insidetv.ew.com)
- AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ gets a spinoff (marquee.blogs.cnn.com)
- ‘The Walking Dead’ spinoff series greenlit by AMC (nydailynews.com)
- AMC Plans a ‘Walking Dead’ Spinoff (thewatchingworld.wordpress.com)
- ‘The Walking Dead’ Spin-Off to Feature Brand New Story and Characters (aceshowbiz.com)
- New Walking Dead Series on the Way (thegalactusagenda.wordpress.com)
- AMC Developing Walking Dead Spin-Off (tvline.com)
- AMC Announces a Companion Series for The Walking Dead (hollowknowledge.wordpress.com)
- ‘The Walking Dead’ spin-off series coming to AMC (theverge.com)