AMC brings a new The Walking Dead series into the family in 2020
AMC has formally ordered another spinoff series for the wildly popular “The Walking Dead” franchise that will be run by longtime TWD writer and producer Matt Negrete and is co-created by Scott M. Gimple, who is the chief content officer for The Walking Dead universe. AMC Studios with produce the 10 episode spinoff with production slated to begin this summer in Virginia and expected to premiere in 2020 on AMC.
The news of this upcoming series comes from the AMC Network Summit that took place in Manhattan where the company showcased its programming. It has also been revealed crossovers with Fear The Walking Dead is in the future for the network and a trilogy of TWD movies starring Andrew Lincoln’s, Rick Grimes.
Gimple said in the AMC release, “Showing audiences an unseen corner of The Walking Dead Universe steeped in a new mythology is a very cool way to celebrate a ‘Decade of the Dead’ on TV and over fifteen years of Robert Kirkman’s brilliant comic,” While Negrete said, “Writing and producing for the original series has been the job of a lifetime and I’m honored to be working with Scott and all the fine Dead folks at AMC in this new capacity. I can’t wait for the fans of the franchise to see what we’ve been cooking up!”
The new series looks to be about two young women as the networks official release said, “will feature two young female protagonists and focus on the first generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse as we know it. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad.”
“We’re thrilled that the Dead will keep walking into a new corner of the post-apocalyptic world, a corner that will present stories and characters unlike any that The Walking Dead has dramatized thus far, and that is bound to excite one of the most passionate fanbases in television,” said David Madden, president of programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios.
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