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The Walking Dead Is Getting A Spin-Off Series, Unfortunately Does Not Star Daryl Or Michonne

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AMC has decided to make another The Walking Dead-based television series but without any of the characters you know. (Is this where I make the joke about that show already being on air?) I hereby dub this new series, Other Walking Dead, à la Coraline

The original series, based on Robert Kirkman’s comic of the same name, is about to head into its fourth season on AMC and has broken several ratings records for the network. Perhaps that’s why they’ve decided to double down? Kirkman, along with producers Gale Anne Hurd and Dave Alpert, will develop Other Walking Dead.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of The Walking Dead universe,” said Kirkman. “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.”

Again, one could make the argument of the current show not being tethered to the comic, they’ve certainly gone their own direction a lot of the time, but a second show could create something entirely different. The possibilities are pretty much endless. Kirkman also tweeted, “I hope you’re as excited as I am. I promise this is going to be VERY cool.”

“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. “We look forward to working with Robert, Gale and Dave again as we develop an entirely new story and cast of characters. It’s a big world and we can’t wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse.”

AMC recently announced Better Call Saul, a spin-off (and likely large departure) of their hit Breaking BadThe Walking Dead Season 4 premieres October 13th on AMC and Other Walking Dead should see a premiere in 2015. What would you like to see from a spin-off?

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."