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.