'The Walking Dead' Getting a Second Spinoff Series
The Walking Dead universe is broadening its horizons.
On Monday, AMC announced that they are launching another zombie-filled show to explore another avenue of the post-apocalyptic landscape.
According to the network’s press release, the unnamed new program will focus on two young female characters who come of age in a world of flesh-eating monsters. In this harsh environment, "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."
The new show has been given a 10-episode run and will begin filming this summer in Virginia. This is the third entry in the ever-expanding world, based upon Robert Kirkman’s comic book series.
AMC’s The Walking Dead, which just finished its ninth season and has been greenlit for a 10th, is a fixture of the network’s lineup. The content is so popular that, although Andrew Lincoln left midway through season nine, he will be starring in a trilogy of films in the universe.
And this summer, their other spinoff, Fear the Walking Dead, will return for its fifth season.
The new series will be run by TWD writer and producer Matt Negrete and was co-created by Scott M. Gimple, chief content officer of The Walking Dead universe.
"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," David Madden, president of programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios, said. "Scott has been an invaluable leader for the Universe since taking on the role of chief content officer, with a distinct and innovative vision for the franchise. Likewise, we’re excited to have Matt, who has been a crucial part of The Walking Dead family for over five years and penned many memorable episodes of TWD, at the helm of this original series."
In March, ET spoke with Norman Reedus about his character, Daryl Dixon's fate amid a flurry of exits from Lincoln, Lauren Cohan and Danai Gurira in season 10.
"I don't want to go anywhere. I'll burn down that whole studio if they got rid of me," he joked, later adding, "I always said I wanted to just walk off into the sunset with a dog, but now so many people are doing that, that I don't know. I don't know how I'd want to die. I don't want to die ever, so I don't want to put it out there. I don't want to give anyone any ideas."