With spin-offs, prequels and sequels being the current trend on the big-screen, it should come as no surprise that the small-screen is now taking the trend in its own direction. With news this past week of a spin-off series for AMC’s own ‘Breaking Bad’, the thriving network has now decided to take yet another of their insanely popular series and milk it for all its worth. Today AMC announced that a “companion series” to ‘The Walking Dead’ is now in the works that would begin to air as soon as 2015. The series would be headed up by ‘Dead’ comic creator Robert Kirkman in addition to current series’ executive producers Gale Anne Hurd and Dave Alpert. Kirkman himself has been quoted as saying, “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.”
I for one am weary of a spin-off to a series that has certainly had its fair share of creative unstability with a constantly revolving door of showrunners, but it’s safe to say that if you’re a zombie fan this is yet another series to look forward to.
‘The Walking Dead’ returns with its fourth season on October 13th on AMC.