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This is interesting news, Walking Dead fans! We heard a while back in September that a Walking Dead spinoff was in the works, but now it has been confirmed! AMC has announced today that they ordered a pilot for the rumored companion series. As mentioned before, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert from “The Walking Dead” are going to be the executive producers of the new project which, like the original, is being produced by AMC Studios. Dave Erickson from “Marco Polo” and “Sons of Anarchy” co-created and co-wrote the pilot with Kirkman, and he will serve as an executive producer and showrunner for the new series.
AMC President Charlie Collier explains, “Almost from the beginning of ‘The Walking Dead’ on AMC, fans have been curious about what is going on in the zombie apocalypse in other parts of the world. In fact, beyond requests for zombie cameos, it’s the question I get asked the most.” The pilot is scheduled for production in late 2014, but no other information was released. Apparently it is set in the same zombie-infested world as The Walking Dead, but it will focus on an all-new cast unrelated to Rick Grimes' band of survivors. We have no idea what the spinoff will be about or who will make an appearance, but do you think it's a good idea?
If they're exploring completely different areas within the world of Walking Dead, it could be interesting! Will it be in USA? Will it start in the same time period as Walking Dead started? Will there be any crossovers at all with Rick and the gang? These are all questions that we're wondering about! Another big question is: will zombies still be popular when the pilot comes out?
Share your opinions with us in the comments below!