The Walking Dead Spinoff to Introduce New "View of the Zombie Apocalypse"

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AMC is once again hopping on board the spinoff train.

With Better Call Saul confirmed as a post-Breaking Bad vehicle for Bob Odenkirk, the network has now announced plans for a Walking Dead "companion" series, which will reportedly launch in 2015.

“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 and general manager. “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."

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Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert are on board as executive producers of the untitled drama, with Kirkman adding in a press release:

“After 10 years of writing the comic book series and being so close to the debut of our fourth, and in my opinion, best season of the TV series, I couldn't be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of The Walking Dead universe. 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.”

The Walking Dead Season 4 kicks off on October 13 and there are plenty of details still to come out regarding this spinoff, but react now: Are you excited for it?

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