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[TV] New Progress on “The Walking Dead” Companion Series

As AMC’s fourth season of “The Walking Dead” comes to an end this Sunday, the cabler is now focused on getting a companion series off the ground.

THR revealed that “Sons of Anarchy” and “Low Winter Sun’s” Dave Erickson will both co-write and executive produce “The Walking Dead” companion series.

In speaking last year with creator Robert Kirkman, IGN learned that, “…it’s going to be set in this world, but it is a new cast and a new setting, and it’s going to be very different. It’s just exciting to be able to start over again and try to do cool stuff…

…it’s a really different location with completely different people, so we are going to see an entirely different corner of the Walking Dead world. It definitely won’t be set in Georgia, I can at least say that. It’s important to us that this show exists on its own. The spinoff has to be a show worthy of existing, or else we’ve all sold out. So that’s something we’re all working hard towards doing, and I think we can pull it off. I think that the ideal situation is, when you’re watching the spinoff, you’re like, “Wow, this is a really awesome show.” The whole other show doesn’t need to exist for this show to be cool and stand on its own.

Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert executive producer, with AMC Studios set to produce.



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