The series will feature “two young female protagonists and focus on the generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse as we know it,” according to AMC. “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.”
Production for the series, which will be the third TV show in the franchise, will start in summer. The show will have 10 episodes that will premiere sometime in 2020.
The show follows The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead, which are both based on comic books of the same name by Robert Kirkman.
— Robert Kirkman (@RobertKirkman) April 8, 2019
The new series is co-created by TWD’s chief content officer Scott M. Gimple and writer and producer of the show Matt Negrete.
It’s not clear whether or not some characters will cross over from The Walking Dead or Fear The Walking Dead, but it’s definitely a possibility.
The ninth season of The Walking Dead finished up at the end of March, and the fifth season of Fear The Walking Dead airs June 2. AMC is also currently planning three films within the franchise.
See how fans reacted to the news of a new spinoff on Twitter below.
So @AMC_TV has a new @TheWalkingDead series but I rather much see @wwwbigbaldhead and Michael Rooker in a series leading up to the apocalypse and how they survived during the walker infestation who is with me on this???
— Gunny (@DevilDog8541) April 8, 2019
THE NEW WALKING DEAD SPIN OFF IS GOING TO FILM IN VIRGINIA AND IM LOSING MY MIND!!
— Maggie (@maggieofthetown) April 8, 2019
Yesss supernatural is ending thank fuck and the walking dead getting another spin off show this year has been good this far let’s pray legacies season 2 is the last season it’s no where near tvd and the originals legacies is shit I hated season one is was really shit. https://t.co/cFIkCzf688
— James Gordon Jr (@gordonjamesjr) April 8, 2019
Yes but please don’t let it be another Fear… it was cool to see a different prospective but it was a little bit kind of maybe boring…. I will watch this season though
— Justen Casselman (@C2798Justen) April 8, 2019
AMC needs to stop greenlighting spinoffs of ‘The Walking Dead’. Nobody even cares about the other spinoff, so why create another one.
— Michael™ (@SecretAvenger22) April 8, 2019
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