The Walking Dead world is getting a little bit bigger! AMC just announced there will be another series coming that is set in the world of The Walking Dead. As fans of The Walking Dead know, the series — which premiered in 2010 — already created a spinoff called Fear the Walking Dead back in 2015.
The new series will be premiering in 2020 and the first season will consist of 10 episodes, according to Entertainment Weekly. “[The series] will feature two young female protagonists and focus on the first generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse as we know it.
“Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad,” the release said about the upcoming show.
“Showing audiences an unseen pocket of The Walking Dead universe steeped in a new mythology is a very cool way to celebrate a ‘Decade of the Dead’ on TV and over 15 years of Robert Kirkman’s brilliant comic.
“Matt Negrete is one of the best writer-producers in TWD’s long history — I’m thrilled to be working beside him to tell stories unlike we’ve seen before, taking our first step into an even larger world,” series creator Scott M. Gimple said in a press release.
“I’m beyond excited to be a part of this new show set in The Walking Dead Universe. Writing and producing for the original series has been the job of a lifetime and I’m honored to be working with Scott and all the fine Dead folks at AMC in this new capacity.
“I can’t wait for the fans of the franchise to see what we’ve been cooking up!” writer and producer Matt Negrete shared.
Not only has The Walking Dead spawned spinoff shows, but it is also creating a trilogy of films starring former TWD star Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes.