'The Walking Dead' Spinoff is Alive! Get Your Very First Look
By Meredith B. Kile
The Walking Dead spinoff series is officially alive!
AMC announced Monday that they have ordered two seasons of the as-yet-untitled companion series to their hit zombie apocalypse drama. The first six-episode season will premiere this summer, and we have your very first look!
The new series, which will star Cliff Curtis (Missing, Gang Related), Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, Sons of Anarchy), Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) and Alycia Debnam Carey (Into the Storm, The 100), will be set in Los Angeles and focus on new characters and storylines.
"From the beginning of The Walking Dead on AMC, we’ve been asked questions about what was going on in other parts of the zombie apocalypse, and what it looked like as the world really did 'turn,'" said AMC president Charlie Collier in a statement. "Through this new series, we’re going to find out."
The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert are executive producers of the new series. Kirkman, who co-wrote the pilot, said in a statement that the producers and showrunners were encouraged by AMC’s decision to order two seasons of the companion series.
"I personally take it as a sign that they believe, like we do, that we've accomplished our goal of developing something original that can pay tribute to the original show and expand the world I created while at the same time having something new to say with this story," said Kirkman. "I’m very grateful that we now have the opportunity to tell this amazing story and show the fans that we really haven't scratched the surface yet when it comes to The Walking Dead."