AMC is getting spin-off crazy. The network announced today that it is currently developing a “companion series” to The Walking Dead.
This follows the news that AMC is at work on a Breaking Bad spin-off (“Better Call Saul”) now that the series is coming to an end.
The Walking Dead companion series has a target on-air date of 2015. (Can we make a suggestion? Do it as an anthology series…)
“Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18-49 is literally a no-brainer,” said Charlie Collier, AMC’s president and general manager. “We look forward to working with Robert, Gale and Dave again as we develop an entirely new story and cast of characters. It’s a big world and we can’t wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse.”
“After 10 years of writing the comic book series and being so close to the debut of our fourth, and in my opinion, best season of the TV series, I couldn’t be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of The Walking Dead universe,” said Kirkman. “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.”