The short, six-episode first season is expected to launch in late summer. The second season will follow in 2016. AMC seems to be following the playbook that made "The Walking Dead" such a massive hit, since it also began with a short six-episode first season back in 2010.
Last year, AMC also ordered two seasons of its "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul" ahead of the show's premiere. The first episode set a record as the highest-rated scripted series premiere in basic cable history. "The Walking Dead" spinoff could debut even larger, thanks to continued massive ratings for the original series.
The spinoff will be set in Los Angeles and follow a different set of characters. The spinoff series has cast
Dave Erickson, who previously worked on
It's been rumored that the new series would take place in the early days of the zombie outbreak that has decimated the world in "The Walking Dead."