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Update on THE WALKING DEAD Spin-Off Series

TV The Walking Dead by Joey Paur

There hasn't been a lot of talk or information regarding the new Walking Dead spin-off series that AMC is developing. In a recent interview with Vulture a couple executives from the network gave an update on the series, saying that it's still early in development.

AMC Programming head Joel Stillerman said,

"That show is not as far along (as Breaking Bad spin-off 'Better Call Saul'). Robert has some things on his plate. He continues to write every issue of the comic and hasn’t finished season four of The Walking Dead, which he is very intimately involved with and will continue to be. That’s really in the incubation stages. The one thing that I’ll share is just an anecdote that Robert shared with us. He has such a specific vision that he laid out really clearly in the first issue of the comic book. And I encourage anybody who’s interested in the show to go read the note that he wrote in the first issue of the comic. His motivation for telling that story was so clear and so powerful, and it served as such a great north star for the show. We kicked around a few ideas, but primarily what he’s working on is, what is the idea that gives [him] as clear a mandate to make another version of this show as [he] had for the first one? What is going on [now] is a more philosophical discussion over why there should be another version of the show. Once we answer that, we’ll zero in on the specific creative."

AMC network chief Charlie Collier added,

"What we want to do is not diminish the mothership. What we want to do is find something that everyone involved feels as passionately about as being a unique vehicle and unique enterprise as compared to the original series. We’ll take our time, and we’ll do it right."

Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, and David Alpert are executive producers on the series, with AMC Studios set to produce. The new show is working toward the premiere date of 2015. I can't wait to see what story they are going to tell.

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