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‘The Walking Dead’ Spinoff Coming to AMC

Just in case you couldn’t get enough of the zombie apocalypse,  AMC announced a The Walking Deadspinoff is in the works. The project, which is in the early stages of development, will be executive produced by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman as well as current executive producers Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert.

On track to premiere in 2015,  the yet untitled companion series will reportedly be set in the same zombie-infested world as the popular show, but will focus on an all-new cast unrelated to the comic book series or to Rick Grimes’ (Andrew Lincoln) dwindling band of survivors.

“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,” Kirkman said in a statement. “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 new series — along with the recently announced “Breaking Bad” spinoff, “Better Call Saul” — will help shore up an AMC slate that had been thinned by the looming end to several popular shows.

The zombie apocalypse is once again, right around the corner. The fourth season of  The Walking Dead  premieres Oct. 13 under new showrunner Scott Gimple.

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