Awhile back it was reported that AMC was looking into developing a companion series to air with their hit show, The Walking Dead. Now word comes today that AMC has officially ordered a pilot for the potential series. Current executive producers for The Walking Dead, series creator Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, and David Alpert will also serve in the same role on the new show. Dave Erickson, who co-created and co-wrote the pilot with Kirman, will also serve as executive producer and show runner.
“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,” said AMC President Charlie Collier. “Obviously, we all take our stewardship of the original franchise incredibly seriously and we, along with Robert, Gale, David and now Dave, are all proceeding with extreme care in order to ensure that we are offering fans something truly compelling, engaging and distinct. We’re thrilled to be taking this next step with these remarkable partners.”
“There are many corners of ‘The Walking Dead’ universe that remain unseen in the shadows. Being given the opportunity to shine a light into those corners and see what lurks out there is an absolute thrill. I know the fans are anxious to hear what Dave and I have been cooking up for this new universe of ‘The Walking Dead,’ and I’m happy to be one step closer to sharing it with them,” Kirkman added.
The pilot is expected to begin development this year, but there is no current expected air date or casting news. Stay tuned as we learn more!