Walking Dead Companion Television Series Set for 2015

Deadline is reporting that AMC is prepping a spin-off/companion series for The Walking Dead set to premiere in 2015. The network is in the initial stages and will be executive produced by The Walking Dead executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert for AMC Studios.

Charlie Collier, AMC’s President and General Manager said:

Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18-49 is literally a no-brainer.

It’s a big world and we can’t wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse.

The new show will have an entirely new story and cast of characters and with 115 issues of the popular comic book so far, a lot of material to mine.

Robert Kirkman, one of the creators of The Walking Dead and writer of the comic series added:

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.

The fourth season of the television show starts October 13, 2013 and the third season ranked as the top program on television, broadcast or cable, among adults 18-49.

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