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.