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Walking Dead Spin Off Update

Not Coming Anytime Soon

By Robert T. Trate     January 15, 2014
Source: Daily Dead


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After the announcement of a spin off series for The Walking Dead many thought the new series would be seeing the light of day any time now. If anything, maybe even some casting or storyline rumors. Well that isn’t the case. AMC network chief Charlie Collier and programming head Joel Stillerman have now come forward and revealed that that are in fact in the early stages of development. 

“That show is not as far along [as 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.” (from Vulture.com)

The where and when this series would take place was revealed by Robert Kirkman in an interview with IGN: “…It’s going to be set in this world, but it is a new cast and a new setting, and it’s going to be very different. It’s just exciting to be able to start over again and try to do cool stuff…

… it’s a really different location with completely different people, so we are going to see an entirely different corner of the Walking Dead world. It definitely won’t be set in Georgia, I can at least say that. It’s important to us that this show exists on its own. The spinoff has to be a show worthy of existing, or else we’ve all sold out. So that’s something we’re all working hard towards doing, and I think we can pull it off. I think that the ideal situation is, when you’re watching the spinoff, you’re like, “Wow, this is a really awesome show.” The whole other show doesn’t need to exist for this show to be cool and stand on its own.”

Officially AMC has confirmed that they are targeting a 2015 air date and that Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert are on board as executive producers, with AMC Studios set to produce.

Thankfully, we still have a kick-ass series that returns next moth. 

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Wiseguy 1/15/2014 9:01:17 AM

This mother effer already sold out. They need to stop acting like it's all done in the name of creativity and art.

Meanwhile I haven't even started with this season yet. I'm already feeling a little zombie fatigue

ElBaz13 1/15/2014 9:03:07 AM

Kirkman is a douche

CaptAmerica04 1/15/2014 9:08:56 AM

Chris Hardwick is going to run out of spare time.  He's like the geeks' Ryan Seacrest (but far less annoying).

IRONMANIAC 1/15/2014 5:43:57 PM

 ElBaz, why do you say that about Kirkman? 

rkngl 1/19/2014 5:51:18 AM

 Hey, maybe a few seasons later actors from both shows can meet in some common goal missions and stuff. Maybe they could make a "The Walking Dead Miami" or a "The Walking Dead N.Y." like CSI. Maybe a show about a parallel universe where T-Bone (or was it T-Dog?) lives and actually speaks a few lines. HOw about a spin-off that really follows the comic instead of this BS we've been putting through? NO, wait a minute, I got it! A Walking Dead spin-off where they spend their time fighting zombies instead of each other! and surviving instead of always looking good and fresh!

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