The Walking Dead spin-off Series Coming In 2015

The Walking Dead gains a companion series with a new bunch of characters

The Walking Dead comic books have inspired another TV series
The Walking Dead comic books have inspired another TV series

The world of The Walking Dead is getting bigger, as AMC is developing a companion series. It’s the brainchild of Walking Dead comics creator Robert Kirkman and executive producers Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert and will feature a new cast to care about.

“Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18-49 is literally a no-brainer,” AMC president and GM Charlie Collier said. “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.”

Kirkman added that even after a decade of writing the comic-book series, he’s eager to start work on the new series. “After ten 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,” he said. “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.”

The Walking Dead Season 4 returns to FOX on 13 October 2013. You can buy The Walking Dead Seasons 1-2 on Blu-ray for £30.71 at Amazon.co.uk.