ByEszter Simor, writer at
Eszter Simor

The Walking Dead Spinoff is still happening. A couple of months ago in September, the AMC announced that a spinoff series was in the initial stages of development. So far the only thing we know about the upcoming show is that The Waking Dead companion series might be a prequel and that it might shed light on a previously unseen corner of the zombie apocalypse, where the living still outnumbered the undead.

Fear the Walking Dead is still in very early development, however, two of AMC's executive producers shared some information with the fans in an interview with the Vulture magazine.

Programming head Joel Stillerman said:

That show is not as far along (as Breaking Bad spin-off 'Better Call Saul').

Robert has some things on his plate. He continues to write every issue of the comic and hasn't finished season four of The Walking Dead, which he is very intimately involved with and will continue to be. That's really in the incubation stages. The one thing that I'll share is just an anecdote that Robert shared with us. He has such a specific vision that he laid out really clearly in the first issue of the comic book. And I encourage anybody who's interested in the show to go read the note that he wrote in the first issue of the comic. His motivation for telling that story was so clear and so powerful, and it served as such a great north star for the show. We kicked around a few ideas, but primarily what he's working on is, what is the idea that gives [him] as clear a mandate to make another version of this show as [he] had for the first one? What is going on [now] is a more philosophical discussion over why there should be another version of the show. Once we answer that, we'll zero in on the specific creative.

Network chief Charlie Collier added:

What we want to do is not diminish the mothership. What we want to do is find something that everyone involved feels as passionately about as being a unique vehicle and unique enterprise as compared to the original series. We'll take our time, and we'll do it right.

The companion series is expected to air some time in 2015.

(source: Vulture via ComingSoon)

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