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AMC’s The Walking Dead spin-off series to be a prequel?

November 16th, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments


AMC announced in September that the network was in the initial stages of developing a new spin-off  series to The Walking Dead with Robert Kirkman. The idea was to create something not conscricted by the comics. This is what Kirkman said at the time:

“After 10 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. 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.”

Now, TV Line is reporting that they have some info on the new series:

“will be a prequel of sorts, one that would chronicle the early days of the epidemic and the effort to contain it.”.

In a recent interview with IGN, creator Robert Kirkman said that the new series would be set in a different location and would feature completely different people:

“It definitely won’t be set in Georgia… It’s important to us that this show exists on its own. The spin-off has to be a show worthy of existing, or else we’ve all sold out.”

Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert are on board as executive producers, with AMC Studios set to produce. The companion series has a target on-air date of 2015. The Walking Dead is based on the comic book series created and written by Kirkman and published by Skybound, Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics.

What do you think of the idea of idea?

Source: TV Line

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