If you haven’t heard already, AMC made a very special announcement on Monday. The network is in the initial stages of creating a spin-off of their current hit show, The Walking Dead. Currently The Walking Dead ranks #1 among adults ages 18-49. Charlie Collier, AMC’s president and general manager, stated that building on that success was “literally a no-brainer” and had this to say about the show,
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.
I couldn’t agree more. For the past three years, we have been given a limited view of this post-apocalyptic world through the eyes of our favorite group of survivors, but I have often thought how easy it would be to introduce more story lines from other parts of the world. It only makes sense that there are other pockets of survivors out there overcoming their own obstacles. I would be very interested to see how they are coping. If it were up to me, I might even throw Sean Patrick Flanery in there so the McManus brothers have a chance to run into each other again (ha)! Be honest folks, you have thought about that too.
The Walking Dead comic book series creator, Robert Kirkman, had this to say about the project,
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.
Well, I for one am truly excited to hear that the creative juices are flowing strong, and I look forward to the new series slated to release in 2015. You can read the official announcement here. In the meantime, don’t forget to tune in to The Walking Dead which returns for its fourth season on October 13th!
So tell me my fellow Nerdy Minds, how do you feel about this new venture?
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