Cutting to the chase, AMC has announced that a two-season order has already been placed for the highly anticipated WALKING DEAD companion series. As well as that, the first image (as above) has been released for the new series.
This new show’s first season will be made up of six hour-long episodes and will debut in the second half of this year, with Season 2 to air in 2016. At this point in time, the show is still without a name.
This official release on this latest news reads:
“We take incredibly seriously the notion of building a satisfying companion series to the number one show on television. From the beginning of ‘The Walking Dead’ on AMC, we’ve been asked questions about what was going on in other parts of the zombie apocalypse, and what it looked like as the world really did ‘turn.’ Through this new series, we’re going to find out,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “Robert Kirkman, Dave Erickson and their writing team, along with an incomparable set of producers, cast and crew have created something remarkable and clearly distinct. We respectfully follow the request of Monty Python as we bring out (the latest of) our Dead.”
“We feel empowered by this two-season commitment, a serious show of faith from our network partner AMC,” Kirkman said. “I personally take it as a sign that they believe, like we do, that we’ve accomplished our goal of developing something original that can pay tribute to the original show and expand the world I created while at the same time having something new to say with this story. I’m very grateful that we now have the opportunity to tell this amazing story and show the fans that we really haven’t scratched the surface yet when it comes to ‘The Walking Dead.'”
“This vote of confidence from our partners at AMC is gratifying, to say the least,” Erickson said. “We’ve been blessed with amazing writers and a stellar cast – and we can’t wait to build this apocalyptic drama over the next two seasons and hopefully beyond.”
As with THE WALKING DEAD, there’s already an agreement in place for this new show to air in the UK within 24 hours of each episode’s US premiere. At this time the cast comprises of Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey.
Expect more on this as it develops.
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