Channel AMC has officially announced the start of work on the spin-off of the series "The Walking Dead". The network has commissioned the production of a pilot episode of the television project, which is being done by the creator of the comic "The Walking Dead" Robert Kirkman, as well as producers of the original show - Gail Ann Heard and David Elpert. As previously reported, Dave Erickson, who worked on the pilot with Kirkman, has been appointed executive producer and showrunner for the TV project. The Hollywood Reporter writes about it.
Production of the pilot will begin in late 2014, and a press release from AMC states that events will focus on the zombie pocalypse taking place in other parts of the world.
"There are many corners in the Walking Dead universe that have been hidden in the shadows. Get the opportunity to shed light on them and see what comes out of it – isn't it wonderful? I know that fans are anxiously awaiting the result of my work with Dave, and I am happy that we are one step closer to achieving our goal, "- commented on the news Robert Kirkman.
Work on the project was first announced in September 2013. The drama, based on the Kirkman comic, will tell a completely different story with new cast members. of which 12.2 million - viewers aged 18 to 49.
The fifth season of The Walking Dead will premiere on AMC on October 12, 2014.
The Topic of Article: AMC ordered production of The Walking Dead spin-off pilot.