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That's The Sound Of Your Jaw Dropping: AMC Announces a 'Walking Dead' Spin-Off

By Joanna Robinson | Trade News | September 16, 2013 | Comments ()


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Rejoice, Lori haters and Michonne lovers alike, AMC announced “a companion series” to its highly rated zombie show, The Walking Dead. This is interesting news given they just announced a Breaking Bad spin-off. What’s next, Sally Draper Goes To College? PLEASE DO SALLY DRAPER GOES TO COLLEGE.

But back to zombies. AMC stated:

“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.”

“Literally a no-brainer?” Oh brother. Series creator Robert Kirkman weighed in:

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.

Hear that, comic fans? Not “tethered by the events of the comic books.” Whoo boy. New episodes of The Walking Dead lumber back on to your TV Oct. 13, and the spin-off is set to launch in 2015.

(via Deadline)



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  • Mrs. Julien

    AAH! AH! AAAAAH! HAAAAH! AAAH! AAH!H!H!H!H!AAAAA!

    [running screaming in a circle]

    AAAAAAAAAAAH!

    [runs in cube divider, is mercifully knocked conscious]

    AAAHhhhhhh.

  • Tinkerville

    I'd be a lot more excited for this if I thought Walking Dead was consistently good. Shouldn't they be focusing on getting their shit together on the main series instead of spreading what decent material they have between multiple shows?

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Hey, it's a great show for white men. If you're female or a person of color, you'll be killed and shamed like the sub-humans the writers believe you are.

  • John G.

    Yeah, there's like no people of color in Atlanta, Georgia, right? And women? They just nag and hold babies, right?

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Hold babies? I wish they were that useful, basically women are only good for losing Carl and making awful decisions.
    Unless they're silent like Michonne, then they're awesome. Maybe it's all this talking that gets women into trouble?

  • apsutter

    Exactly. That show is terribly uneven and the writing can be just awful. Not excited for this but I'm terribly excited for Better Call Saul!

  • Gin Conn

    Please don't let Norman Reedus be involved! Please don't let Norman Reedus be involved! Please don't let Norman Reedus be involved! Please don't let Norman Reedus be involved! Please don't let Norman Reedus be involved! Please don't let Norman Reedus be involved! Please don't let Norman Reedus be involved! Please don't let Norman Reedus be involved! Please don't let Norman Reedus be involved! Please don't let Norman Reedus be involved!

    He needs to be making quirky movies and mainstream ones!!!!!!!

    Please don't let Norman Reedus be involved!Please don't let Norman Reedus be involved! Please don't let Norman Reedus be involved! Please don't let Norman Reedus be involved! Please don't let Norman Reedus be involved! Please don't let Norman Reedus be involved! Please don't let Norman Reedus be involved! Please don't let Norman Reedus be involved! Please don't let Norman Reedus be involved! Please don't let Norman Reedus be involved! Please don't let Norman Reedus be involved!

    Amen

  • lowercase_ryan

    I'm all for numerous spin-offs of this show. I want to see different groups of survivors in different areas facing regional challenges specific to their...uh, region? And Canadians, lets see how their doing! Coastal towns, different continents, the possibilities are endless and I'd probably watch them all. Fuck Real Housewives, I vote for Walking Dead of Cairo, Walking Dead of Vancouver, Walking Dead of Moscow (shot exclusively on dash cams), shit I think I'm on to something...

  • SottoVoce

    And let's have some zombie animals. That split second near the end of season two (?) when it seemed like there might be zombie cows on the farm still comes to mind from time to time.

  • Wigamer

    Isn't that kind of why people liked World War Z ( the book, Oh God not the movie)?

  • Edwina the Magnificent

    This may geographically locate me more than I'm comfortable with, but when I read "Walking Dead of Moscow" my immediate thought was Moscow, Idaho, and I'd watch the hell out of that. Rural chaw-spittin' rednecks must band together with hippie tree-hugging intelligentsia against hordes of mindless lumbering zombies. Change "zombies" to "college students" and you've just got a normal day.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I have distant relatives in Moscow, Idaho. Could you be one of them?

  • Guest

    Perhaps? All of my family lives in Idaho/Washington/Montana, as far as I know, and I'm the only one (okay, fine, the NSA knows where I am anyway, what could be the harm in the Pajibans knowing too) in Moscow. I do have some far distant relatives somewhere more east, but I don't think they are aware of my existence. Now I'm intrigued though. If I'm not them, I may know of them.

  • Bert_McGurt

    I hope they get the Bangles to do the theme for the Cairo one.

  • SottoVoce

    Lumber like an Egyptian (zombie)?

  • bastich

    WALKING DEAD IN SPACE

  • anne

    Isn't that called "Gravity"?

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Dead Space?

  • lowercase_ryan

    Floating Dead?

  • bastich

    Dammit, now I really want this to happen:

    "Oh no! The zombies are coming after us!...wait, no...they're kinda floating in our general direction...nope, now they're drifting away..lookit them scramble, though...they are bound and determined to eventually get us."

    ("Blue Danube" from "2001: A Space Odyssey" plays as the zombies attack)

  • Professor Sara

    Because The Walking Dead has been so tethered by the events of the comic books thus far.

    Could be interesting if the spinoff jumped back in time to focus on the immediate post-outbreak as society's just starting to crumble. That would be a slightly different approach, at least.

  • John G.

    I'd like to see survivors who stayed in a city, and not Atlanta, and far far away from any farms.

  • emmelemm

    That's the angle I would love to see explored.

  • What they should do is a Walking Dead/Nip Tuck crossover called Walking Dead: Miami.

    I'm not proud of this post.

  • SottoVoce

    Walking Dead: The Brady Munch. It wouldn't be set in Miami, I just want it to happen.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Throw in CSI: Miami and you're golden.

  • Finance_Nerd

    While I was in college I woke up in bed w/the girl in the header image after a night of getting drunk on tequila; tequila goggles are the worst

  • John G.

    That's what she said.

  • Markus Harris

    Yawn of the dead.

  • RhymesWithSilver

    You guys and your header images...no fair...

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