The Walking Dead universe is about to get a little bigger.
For the past year, it’s been hinted that despite the highly publicized declining ratings, AMC would be expanding on The Walking Dead universe by bringing us another spin-off. The network let slip a confirmation to these hints about a month ago that said spin-off was indeed in active development.
AMC has taken their plans to the next level and has officially given the currently unnamed The Walking Dead show the greenlight with a 10 episode order. The announcement was made during their AMC Networks Summit in Manhattan.
The show is expected to start shooting sometime this summer (as a result casting news will likely be coming soon) in anticipation for a series premiere sometime in 2020.
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The new spinoff is said to center around two female protagonists who will be among “the first generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse as we know it.” Apparently, the new series will be following the character development of the leads and who will maintain their morals compared to who will give into anarchy.
Showrunning duties have been handed over to longtime The Walking Dead writer and producer Matt Negrete. Prior to joining the team of writers on The Walking Dead, Negrete had extensive TV writing experience writing for Saturday morning type shows such as Kim Possible, Pepper Ann, Filmore!, American Dragon: Jake Long and even a few Power Rangers episodes before eventually working on White Collar.
The original spinoff Fear the Walking Dead will air its fifth season premiere on June 2nd.
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