Say what you will about AMC’s The Walking Dead, it’s sluggish ratings now in its 9th season; dismissal of all the characters we liked; horrible new characters and stories; but the show isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it’s multiplying.
Not only is it Fear The Walking Dead still going strong, but Andrew Lincoln is set to reprise the role of Rick Grimes in three made for TV Walking Dead movies.
Now work is actively being done on a new spin-off series set in the Walking Dead Universe.
AMC has “hired creative people that have pitched story outlines. We feel very good about the development of that series,’ said Ed Carroll, AMC Networks’ chief operating officer, during a conference call with investors Thursday. Executives declined to offer specific details about the new show, which would represent a third series under the “Walking Dead” banner, but Carroll suggested “there’s a healthy appetite for it and we’ve had a number of conversations with a lot of players in the space.”
Personally I would prefer a series set out of this country to show how the rest of the world deals with the infected. Or that one idea the original showrunner, Frank Darabont, had about a team of soldiers fighting their way out of Atlanta during the first season. They eventually all died and the plan was to have Rick kill the zombified last zombie in the tank he escaped into in the very first episode of Walking Dead. That soldier that was cast as the tank zombie wasn’t a nameless extra, it was actor Sam Witwer.
No release date has been set for the third Walking Dead series.