With the conclusion of Mad Men and Breaking Bad, AMC needs a couple new hits to take their place. That’s why they’re banking on the Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul, and now a Walking Dead spin-off called, er, something or other. The Walking Dead-er?
Deadline reports that the Walking Dead spin-off will be executive produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert. Kirkman is the man behind the original Walking Dead comics.
“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. He noted that the companion series will have “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,” he said. Added Kirkman, on whose comic The Walking Dead was based. “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.”
This could be a terrible idea. For me. If there’s another Lori type character in the new series, I may actually punch a hole in my tv.