Yes! This could mean good things for fans of The Walking Dead. While I’ve watched this show religiously, I was disappointed in the last season. It had so much potential, they just jumped the shark onto dry land where it languished the rest of the season. There were cool moments in character development, so don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy a large part of it. Now with AMC poised to bring a spinoff series in 2015, The Walking Dead will have a more expansive universe. There is no zombie Boba Fett. Relax.
The new series comes from Robert Kirkman and executive producers Gale Anne Hurd and Dave Alpert. AMC’s president, Charlie Collier, said today in a statement: “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.” The Walking Dead’s creator, Kirkman, seemed excited about this. He added: “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.”
While season four of The Walking Dead airs on 10/13, fans will have to wait until 2015 for the new companion series. If you love excellent shows, you know AMC can seemingly do no wrong with Breaking Bad and Mad Men. I certainly love horror, but I’m a huge HUGE fan of these series. Both feature phenomenal writing, directing, acting, cinematography, and heart. That’s what’s it’s all about, friends. If passion and talent don’t intertwine..what’s the point.
I have my fingers crossed for the new season of The Walking Dead, and faith this new series can make it even better.