Fans of ‘The Walking Dead’ — gird yourselves. Just in case one show based off of the insanely popular series of graphic novels isn’t enough for you, AMC has officially brought a showrunner on board to write and produce the upcoming spin-off! Get excited!
Just as the Season 4 finale of The Walking Dead is about to air on Sunday, March 30, news has broken that AMC has taken an important step in moving forward on the spin-off that was initially announced in Sept. 2013. AMC has nailed down a showrunner — and it looks like the new series may be blowing your minds even sooner than 2015! Read on for all the details!
‘The Walking Dead’ Companion Series Has A Showrunner In Dave Erickson
Dave Erickson, who has also served as Executive Producer on the widely successful Sons Of Anarchy — and the, er, less successful Low Winter Sun — will executive produce the Walking Dead spin-off, as well as co-write the series along with Robert Kirkman, writer of the original Walking Dead series of graphic novels and AMC’s first Walking Dead offering.
Details are still scant on what the show will actually be about, but what we do know is that it will serve more as a “companion” series than a true spin-off. It won’t feature any of the characters we’ve grown to love on the original Walking Dead, but will tell a separate, sure-to-be-horrifying story. We’ll take whatever we can get! Besides, characters are dropping like flies over on The Walking Dead — the companion series might be a great way to hit the reset button on the televised Walking Dead franchise.
‘The Walking Dead’ Companion Series Will Feature A New Cast Of Characters
We would also love to see how a separate cast of characters will deal with the zombie apocalypse in another part of the world — speaking for ourselves, we would probably huddle ourselves in a cave with a gun pointed at the entrance, but hopefully these new characters will deal with their situation better than we would.
While it was reported back in Sept. 2013 that the series would air in 2015 so that AMC would have the time to create a perfect show, Uproxx is reporting that we may see the series in our faces even sooner than that. After all, we’re only in March and a showrunner is on board! All good signs.
What do you think about this news, HollywoodLifers? A signed-on showrunner is pretty official. Are you getting excited? Vote and let us know!
— Amanda Michelle Steiner