“Walking Dead” Spinoff Series Moves Forward
The much talked about companion series to AMC’s The Walking Dead is finally moving forward.
AMC, according to its recent announcement, has placed an ambitious two-season order for the new show, which will take place in Los Angeles during the onset of the zombie apocalypse.
So don’t expect to see Walking Dead characters in the currently untitled spinoff. This is all about completely different people and new storylines.
Sean Carbrera (Cliff Curtis) and his girlfriend Nancy are teacher and guidance counsellor respectively at a high school. The twosome also have their own kids. Sean shares his son with his ex-wife, while Nancy is the mother of Nick, a former drug addict, and Ashley (Alicia Debnam Carey).
Prior to the dead returning to life and causing hell on earth, Ashley has high hopes of leaving LA for Berkley. However, the apocalypse puts a little dent in those plans.
Robert Kirkman, creator of the comic series that sparked AMC’s hit series, and show runner Dave Erikson have scripted the pilot. Adam Davidson is in the director’s chair. Meanwhile, Gale Anne Hurd and Dave Alpert, exec producers of the original show, will serve in the same capacity on the new show.
In the traditional of its predecessor, the Walking Dead spinoff will premier late summer as six one-hour episodes. The second season will air in 2016.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter