AMC Plans 'Walking Dead' Companion Series

September 5, 2014

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AMC has announced plans to have even more people frustrate you with the way they're handling the zombie apocalypse. The cable channel today announced that they're making a pilot for a Walking Dead companion series to focus on other, yet-unexplored areas where an undead corpse could pop out of.

"Almost from the beginning of The Walking Dead on AMC, fans have been curious about what is going on in the zombie apocalypse in other parts of the world. In fact, beyond requests for zombie cameos, it's the question I get asked the most," AMC President Charlie Collier said in a statement, still dodging the question of whether John Stamos could ever show up in a bit part.

Should the pilot go to series, Sons of Anarchy and Low Winter Sun executive producer Dave Erickson will be the showrunner, and he'll also executive produce with The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, and David Alpert. Production is scheduled for late this year. Further details aren't yet available.

The show continues AMC's recent strategy of building off their existing, already-successful properties; they recently ordered two seasons of Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul, and, of course, there's still the upcoming, hotly-anticipated TURN: Dino-Force.

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