The Walking Dead Spinoff Receives Two-Season Order, Premiere Date, and New Images. AMC seems to be pretty confident in the success for The Walking Dead spinoff that the network is securing the show’s future with a two-season pickup. The first season is set to premiere in late summer.
The cable network made the announcement on Monday that the untitled spinoff to the monster hit has been greenlit for two seasons, with the first season carrying six episodes arriving later this year. Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, and David Alpert from the original series will be executive producers for the offshoot. Dave Erickson who also worked on The Walking Dead will be the showrunner for the spinoff. The new series, which takes place in Los Angeles, stars Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, and Alycia Debnam Carey. We also have two new images from the series that you can check out below.
Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, and Frank Dillane as Sean Cabrera, Nancy and Nick Tomkins
“We feel empowered by this two-season commitment, a serious show of faith from our network partner AMC,” Kirkman said. “I personally take it as a sign that they believe, like we do, that we’ve accomplished our goal of developing something original that can pay tribute to the original show and expand the world I created while at the same time having something new to say with this story. I’m very grateful that we now have the opportunity to tell this amazing story and show the fans that we really haven’t scratched the surface yet when it comes to The Walking Dead.”
In a statement, AMC president Charlie Collier also expressed his excitement for the two-season pickup, saying:
We take incredibly seriously the notion of building a satisfying companion series to the number one show on television. From the beginning of The Walking Dead on AMC, we’ve been asked questions about what was going on in other parts of the zombie apocalypse, and what it looked like as the world really did ‘turn.’ Through this new series, we’re going to find out. Robert Kirkman, Dave Erickson and their writing team, along with an incomparable set of producers, cast and crew have created something remarkable and clearly distinct. We respectfully follow the request of Monty Python as we bring out (the latest of) our Dead.
“This vote of confidence from our partners at AMC is gratifying, to say the least,” Erickson said in a statement. “We’ve been blessed with amazing writers and a stellar cast – and we can’t wait to build this apocalyptic drama over the next two seasons and hopefully beyond.”
Leave your thoughts on The Walking Dead spinoff getting two seasons in the comments section below. For more The Walking Dead photos, videos, and news, visit our The Walking Dead Page, subscribe to us by Email, “follow” us on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ or “like” us on Facebook.