AMC officially confirm yesterday that it's bringing not one, but TWO season of the spin-off series to the network in the summer of 2016. It's the biggest buzz and has TWD and zombie community chatting all over the web. But will it live up to it's hype is the bigger question.
The Hollywood Reporter took to the web and reported about it as soon as the news broke:
Robert Kirkman, who created The Walking Dead comic series, co-wrote the pilot with Dave Erickson (Sons of Anarchy). Kirkman and Erickson exec produce alongside Walking Dead's Gale Anne Hurd and Dave Alpert. Erickson serves as showrunner, while Adam Davidson directed the pilot. Walking Dead VFX guru Greg Nicotero will also exec produce the series.
So far it's looking good. With Ericsson's success of Sons of Anarchy, he is sure to help make this with Kirkman a home-run hit; which is all we are hoping for. Everyone is idling waiting on the edge of their seats for more news.
So far all is know is:
- Set to the backdrop of Los Angeles
- Right before the zombie outbreak occurred
- All new characters and storyline
- Four main characters are set to grace the small screen
Cliff Curtis (Gang Related) stars as Sean Cabrera, a teacher who shares a son with his ex-wife. Sons of Anarchy's Kim Dickens is set to co-star as Nancy, a guidance counselor who works at the school with Sean and is seeing him romantically. Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) co-stars as Nancy's son Nick, who has battled a drug problem. And Alycia Debnam Carey (Into the Woods) is set as Nancy's ambitious daughter Ashley, who is the polar opposite of Nick and has dreams of leaving L.A. for Berkeley when the apocalypse strikes.
When the main series finishes it's next season for spring season finale in 2016, that summer the spin-off series will begin, giving all fans of the undead universe something to watch from the highs and withdrawals they get every summer. And when that is done, you viewers get to jump back into the main series in the fall. AMC, I believe, has now struck gold with this opportunity. It's now covered all four seasons in the year for the zombie viewing experience on your television, console, smart phones, tablets, and more! Well play AMC, well play indeed.
So stay-tuned and keep your eyes peeled on my articles and the rest of the MoviePilot community for your up to the latest in 'Walking Dead' news!