Yeah, so 2015 just went from year of the 32563564 movies to year of the (TV) dead in like 2.5 seconds.
This doesn’t surprise me.
Moving on, in addition to the Breaking Bad spinoff that is currently in development, AMC has decided to develop a “companion series” to the aforementioned show. It will be focusing “on a different corner of the zombie apocalypse” (Screen Crush).
The series is being projected for 2015 and will be executively produced by the likes of Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman, and David Alpert. However, mums presumably the word at AMC, because details on the potential cast and plot have yet to emerge. There’s also no word on the title either.
Here’s what Charlie Collier (AMC president and general manager) had to say about the upcoming spinoff:
“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.”
Creator Robert Kirkman had this to add:
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.
Eh. At least they’re excited?
Anyways, more power to AMC for knowing what their audience likes, but I’m convinced that they’d be slightly better off branching out and searching for new ideas, lest their audience get bored/tired of rehashed and slightly recycled ideas.
But that’s just me.
Also, if you have yet to see the latest peek at season 4, you can check it out below:
What do you guys think about the upcoming The Walking Dead spinoff? Let me know in the comments below.
Source: Screen Crush
Images From: Theevilliouschronicles.wikia.com, Collider.com