“The Walking Dead” To Get Companion Series On AMC
AMC is looking to further cash in on the phenomenon that is THE WALKING DEAD, and has begun work on a companion series for the zombie epic.
AMC Studios would produce, with Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, and David Alpert all on board as executive producers, maintaining the same team from TWD.
Charlie Collier, AMC’s President: “Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18-49 is literally a no-brainer… We look forward to working with Robert, Gale and Dave again as we develop an entirely new story and cast of characters. It’s a big world and we can’t wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse.”
Robert Kirkman, creator of THE WALKING DEAD comic book, had this to say about the project: “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.”
THE WALKING DEAD returns for its fourth season on October 13th, and this new companion series isn’t planned for reaching TV until 2015.
Speaking of THE WALKING DEAD’s fourth season, Christian Serratos (TWILIGHT) has been cast in the show as Rosita Espinosa, a character familiar to many fans of the comic book, appearing in issue #53. She will appear later in the fourth season and reportedly has an offer to become a regular on the show’s fifth season. This indicates that Eugene and Abraham can’t be far behind.