AMC Announces New Show Set In “The Walking Dead” Universe

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1. “The Walking Dead” comics creator Robert Kirkman and executive producers of the hit show will work on a companion series. New storylines and characters will be introduced to the zombocalypse world viewers have given big ratings to, AMC announced Monday.

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2. “Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18–49 is literally a no-brainer,” said Charlie Collier, AMC’s president and general manager.

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“I couldn’t be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of The Walking Dead universe,” Kirkman said. “The opportunity to make a show that isn’t tethered by the events of the comic book, and is truly a blank page, has set my creativity racing.”

3. The announcement comes fresh on the heels of AMC announcing a Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul.

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4. Unsurprisingly, some poked fun at the new show on Twitter.

Best hope for BETTER CALL SAUL & AMC's just-announced WALKING DEAD spinoff would be if they were the same show

I'm away from the computer for a while and then I discover there might be a Walking Dead spinoff. Yeah, that'll work out well.

7. The show has a target air date of 2015. Season four of The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Oct. 13.

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