Walking Dead spin-off gets 2-season order and first still

Get a first look at The Walking Dead spin-off’s protagonists ahead of Season 1

The show's first image features teacher Sean and guidance counsellor Nancy
The show’s first image features teacher Sean and guidance counsellor Nancy. Click for full size

Throw your hands up! The Walking Dead‘s as yet untitled spin-off has barely finished filming the pilot episode but it’s already been given the go ahead for two seasons.

According to ScreenRant, Season 1 will consist of six hour-long episodes, much the same as the first season of its mother show did, and is set to air sometime in late summer.

The spin-off has also released a first look at the pilot in the form of a still, which you can see above. It features the show’s two leads: Cliff Curtis, who is playing a teacher from Los Angeles called Sean Cabrera, and Kim Dickens as Nancy, a guidance counsellor and Sean’s lover.

The Walking Dead‘s creator Robert Kirkman has released the following statement: “We feel empowered by this two-season commitment, a serious show of faith from our network partner AMC, I personally take it as a sign that they believe, like we do, that we’ve accomplished our goal of developing something original that can pay tribute to the original show and expand the world I created while at the same time having something new to say with this story.

“I’m very grateful that we now have the opportunity to tell this amazing story and show the fans that we really haven’t scratched the surface yet when it comes to The Walking Dead.”

The Walking Dead Season 5 is currently airing every Sunday on AMC in the US and every Monday on FOX in the UK. You can buy The Walking Dead Season 1-3 on DVD for £27.95 from Amazon.co.uk. Get all the latest genre news with every new issue of SciFiNow.