By Will Ashton
Apparently AMC likes to keep a good thing going. Just a couple days after the official green-lighting of Better Call Saul, the spinoff show planned for Breaking Bad, it has been revealed that AMC is producing another spinoff for one of their most popular shows, The Walking Dead.
The spinoff, which currently has no name, would follow the zombie apocalypse from a different perspective, featuring a new set of characters. The show will still be based on the Robert Kirkman comic book series that the original show is inspired by.
Working on the show will be Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert, who all serve as executive producers on The Walking Dead. AMC is hoping to air the new series by 2015.
Kirkman announced his feelings earlier today by saying:
“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. 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.”
Charlie Collier, AMC president, also had the following to say:
“Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18-49 is literally a no-brainer. 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.”
Considering that there are only two more episodes left of Breaking Bad, and Mad Men is expected to end next year, it isn’t very surprising that they are trying to figure out what their next steps are. Does this mean that The Walking Dead is coming to an end soon too though? Guess so.
The fourth season of The Walking Dead will begin on October 13.