"The Walking Dead" is set to begin its fourth season on
On Monday, AMC announced a companion series to the original. "Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman will serve as executive producer on the new series alongside Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert.
While no plot details have been divulged yet, the new series looks likely to approach the zombified world from an entirely different angle.
In a statement, AMC President and General Manager
So this means no Rick, Glenn, Daryl or little baby Judith? Not necessarily, but it definitely appears that the new series will attempt to establish its own identity separate from "Walking Dead."
As Kirkman himself stated, "I couldn't be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of 'The Walking Dead' universe. 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."
Along with "Better Call Saul," taking the Saul Goodman character from
The new season of "Walking Dead" premieres Oct. 13.
[For the record, Sept. 16, 4:06 p.m. A previous version of this post misidentified the "Walking Dead" spinoff series as "Spread the Dead." The new series has not been given a title yet.]