Fans of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” are juicing for more zombie television, and they’re going to get it.
The cabler already announced a spinoff for 2015, although series creator Robert Kirkman hasn’t found time to really get into it yet.
Speaking with Vulture, AMC execs opened up about the potential spin-off that’s still in its infant stages.
“That show is not as far along. Robert has some things on his plate,” programming head Joel Stillerman said. “He continues to write every issue of the comic and hasn’t finished season four of The Walking Dead, which he is very intimately involved with and will continue to be. That’s really in the incubation stages. The one thing that I’ll share is just an anecdote that Robert shared with us. He has such a specific vision that he laid out really clearly in the first issue of the comic book. And I encourage anybody who’s interested in the show to go read the note that he wrote in the first issue of the comic. His motivation for telling that story was so clear and so powerful, and it served as such a great north star for the show. We kicked around a few ideas, but primarily what he’s working on is, what is the idea that gives [him] as clear a mandate to make another version of this show as [he] had for the first one? What is going on [now] is a more philosophical discussion over why there should be another version of the show. Once we answer that, we’ll zero in on the specific creative.”
When questioned if it was 100 percent green-lit, Stillerman stated “It’s in development.”
Network chief Charlie Collier added: “What we want to do is not diminish the mothership. What we want to do is find something that everyone involved feels as passionately about as being a unique vehicle and unique enterprise as compared to the original series. We’ll take our time, and we’ll do it right.”
Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert executive produce.
What do you want to see from “The Walking Dead” spinoff? Would you like to see the rumored prequel? Or something different?