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The Walking Dead Spin-Off Doesn’t Have A Concept, Says Producer

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Remember when we brought you news of a The Walking Dead spin-off and we all wondered what it might be about? Turns out the creators are wondering that as well. 

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Other Walking Dead, as I’ve come to call it, was officially announced last month to the surprise of many. “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,” said creator Robert Kirkman. But as it turns out, Other Walking Dead, isn’t a firm concept yet.

MTV spoke with executive producer Gale Anne Hurd about the proposed series:

Though they still don’t have a concept — “That’s still being batted around,” Hurd said when asked directly about the idea for the show — they have sat down with possible showrunners and are in “early discussions.”

So why was the series announced? Because they wanted to be the ones to break the news, said Hurd. “It’s very early in the process but we realized it was likely to leak the minute we started initial discussions… Even checking availabilities of certain showrunners. And that’s why the announcement was made.”

Although Hurd did confirm Other Walking Dead won’t be an anthology, mainly because their seasonal webseries serve that purpose. What would you like to see from the spin-off?

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Jill Pantozzi
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” ( 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."

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