AMC has green-lighted a new episodic anthology spinoff series of the “The Walking Dead”. The new series is titled “Tales of the Walking Dead” and will premier on AMC and AMC+, according to Deadline.
Each episode will have a duration of sixty minutes. In addition to focusing on the established characters, the series will introduce new characters in “The Walking Dead” universe. The original series is witnessing its final run with the current 11th season.
Channing Powell, who wrote and produced both “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead” will serve as the showrunner for “Tales of the Walking Dead”. He’ll be assisted by Scott M. Gimple, chief content officer of “The Walking Dead” universe.
Production for the new series is expected to commence early next year. The first season consisting of six episodes is said to premier on both AMC and AMC+ as early as summer 2022.
“The Walking Dead is a show that made television history and attracted an army of passionate and highly engaged fans,” said Dan McDermott, head of original programming at AMC Networks and AMC Studios.
“We see so much potential for a wide range of rich and compelling storytelling in this world, and the episodic anthology format of Tales of the Walking Dead will give us the flexibility to entertain existing fans and also offer an entry point for new viewers, especially on streaming platforms,” he added.
He continued: “We have seen the appeal of this format in television classics like The Twilight Zone and, more recently, Black Mirror, and are excited to engage with fans in this new way, against the backdrop of this very unique and engrossing world.”
We will have to see what they bring to the table. Obviously, fans are going to be really hard to satisfy when you’re talking about that franchise.
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