AMC is losing it’s massively successful Breaking Bad in two weeks so they decided to launch the spin-off “Better Call Saul.” Now the cable network will start developing a spin-off show for their other huge hit, The Walking Dead. The companion show will have an entirely new cast, but set in this dangerous zombie apocalypse world. Series creator Robert Kirkman will serve as an executive producer on the offshoot, alongside fellow executive producers Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert. The show is slated to premiere in 2015.
AMC president Charlie Collier released the news in a statement:
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.”
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.”