“Walking Dead” Spinoff Series Moves Forward
AMC has started the ball rolling on its Walking Dead spinoff series.
Adam Davidson – who wrote and directed 1991’s Oscar winning short, The Lunch Date – is creating the companion series’ visual world.
He will also be helming the pilot, which is slated to enter production later this year.
Little is known about the specific storyline at this point, but we can tell you that the series takes place during the same zombie apocalypse that’s depicted in The Walking Dead. However, the setting is said to be different.
For the sake of those who have been living under a rock the past few years, AMC’s hit series, which revolves around the survivors of a massive zombie apocalypse, is based on a comic series written by Robert Kirkman. Kirkman will serve as the new show’s executive producer – his title on The Walking Dead.
AMC first unleashed news about the spin off last month.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of The Walking Dead universe,” said Kirkman in a statement included in the network’s original announcement. “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.”
In the same statement Charlie Collier, president of AMC, promised that the show would feature “an entirely new story and cast of characters,” while offering “another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse.”