Hey guys, Jana here,
We’ve heard the rumors, we’ve hoped for it and it looks like it’s finally here. Of course, I’m talking about a ‘Walking Dead‘ companion series. AMC has finally given the project a greenlight with a pilot written by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson. This venture could not be in better hands as Kirkman is ‘Walking Dead’ alumni, and Erickson has been kicking-ass writing for ‘Sons of Anarchy‘.
We don’t know a ton of details at the moment, but the pilot is set in the very same post zombie-apocalypse world as we’ve come to to expect weekly from ‘Walking Dead‘ but we will see all new entirely characters in a different location. Sounds more and more like just an extra time slot to air another ‘Walking Dead‘.
“There are many corners of ‘The Walking Dead‘ universe that remain unseen in the shadows. Being given the opportunity to shine a light into those corners and see what lurks out there is an absolute thrill,” Kirkman said. “I know the fans are anxious to hear what Dave and I have been cooking up for this new universe of ‘The Walking Dead‘, and I’m happy to be one step closer to sharing it with them.”
Kirkman is sticking to what he does best, as creator of TWD, he took the graphic novel and ran with it and hasn’t looked back since. Kirkman and Erickson are exec producing the project with Gale Ann Hurd and David Alptert. Erickson will pull extra duty as showrunner on the AMC studios project. In all hopes the program should gain the steam it needs to begin filming by the end of the year.
Zombies are hot right now, and I totally get it. I watch the movies, TV shows and read the books, but I seriously think it’s time for a new fad to take over. Vampires seem to be in demand regardless of the current popularity votes because they have that whole sexy, living forever thing going for them. There has to be a different monster that can take the place of the zombies who have in all actuality jumped the shark. I’ve actually kind of gotten tired of watching ‘The Walking Dead‘, the shows are stale, sure there are some absolutely gorgeous people on screen, the zombies look horrid and grotesque, but it’s just the same thing different location each episode. I will continue watching, just because I have an abnormal infatuation with Norman Reedus, but seriously, if the whole Lori and “Where’s Carl?” bit was still going, Norman Reedus probably couldn’t have saved it for me.