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The Walking Dead: AMC Developing Companion Series

New Walking Dead TV seriesLast week, AMC announced that they’d given the go-ahead for a Breaking Bad prequel spin-off. Now, the cable channel is looking to develop a companion series for The Walking Dead, last year’s top-rated TV show in the 18-49 demographic.

The project doesn’t have a name yet but it will be executive produced by Walking Dead executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert for AMC Studios.

Charlie Collier, AMC’s president and general manager, says that the show will have an entirely new story and cast of characters but will take place during the same zombie apocalypse.

The plan is for it to air sometime in 2015 while season four of The Walking Dead is scheduled to start on October 13th.

What do you think? Do you think this is a good idea? Will it hurt Walking Dead?

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JL52 October 29, 2014 at 2:41 am

I disagree (no disrespect, to each his own) I would LOVE to see another “version” if you will, of this show. I would NOT however want them to EVER meet or know of each others existence. I don’t see that working out.
I hope it is set in a major metropolis, like LA or NY etc. Maybe another country altogether where some of the “survivors” don’t speak the local language, I don’t know, the possibilities are endless.
I cannot wait to see how this unfolds. I would love to have one show run half the year and then the other fill the other half. We are in good hands!

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WHY?! September 18, 2013 at 9:22 am

Why do this? There is no reason for it other than to milk it for all its worth. They have a good thing going with this current product – do not saturate the market with another show. It will take away from the mystery of the current show if we already know there’s another team doing the exact same thing in another part of the United States.

Stupid idea!

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