It seems as though the as of yet untitled “Walking Dead” spin-off has not only begun production but actually wrapped shooting of the first episode, and is already locked in for at least two seasons with AMC.
Robert Kirkman who is the creator and writer of the ongoing Walking Dead comic series from Image Comics, which was turned into a freakishly popular and successful original cable show for AMC, which he is also an Executive Producer for, had this to say about the upcoming spin-off, “We feel empowered by this two-season commitment, a serious show of faith from our network partner AMC.”
The upcoming zombie apocalypse show will take place in Los Angeles and will take the viewers through the beginning of the zombie apocalypse, which began sometime after Rich Grimes was shot in the line of duty, and continuing through the moment he awakens in the hospital as seen in the Walking Dead’s first episode.
The still nameless and secretive series will feature a divorced teacher named Sean Cabrera (Cliff Curtis), along with the show’s female lead as played by Kim Dickens. Dickens’ portrays Nancy, a school guidance counselor who is potentially in a relationship with the series main character Sean and along with her two children, must attempt to survive the West Coast’s zombie apocalypse .
Kirkman who is also a Producer on the new AMC zombie show also had this to say about the upcoming series, “I personally take it as a sign that they believe (AMC), like we do, that we’ve accomplished our goal of developing something original that can pay tribute to the original show and expand the world I created while at the same time having something new to say with this story. I’m very grateful that we now have the opportunity to tell this amazing story and show the fans that we really haven’t scratched the surface yet when it comes to ‘The Walking Dead.’”
The first season of The Walking Dead’s spin-off series is said to be a prequel to the current AMC zombie series created by Kirkman, which should debut in the late summer of 2015, with six hour-long episodes to begin with, much like the Walking dead’s first season.