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The Walking Dead secures spin-off TV series

Posted by Rich Cross on September 7, 2014

Executives for the AMC network have confirmed that the putative spin-off series for the hugely successful post-apocalyptic zombie serial The Walking Dead will be going into production, probably arriving on US and UK TV screens in 2015.

The planned companion series will “focus on other parts of the world coping with the zombie apocalypse.”

The show’s creators shared their plans with the BBC’s Newsbeat (6 September). “There are many corners of The Walking Dead universe that remain unseen in the shadows,” said Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead comic books.

“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 (Erickson, co-creator) and I have been cooking up for this new version of The Walking Dead, and I’m happy to be one step closer to sharing it with them.”

AMC President Charlie Collier adds: “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.”

The fourth series of The Walking Dead delivered the strongest ratings ever for the show, reinforcing its position as one of the network’s strongest performers. It is currently the most-watched post-apocalyptic drama on TV.

Series five of The Walking Dead will begin screening on the Fox channel in the UK on Monday 13 October 2014.

The Walking Dead - Season 5 - 2014


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