The Walking Dead spinoff is stumbling towards us.
AMC moved The Walking Dead spinoff project to pilot.
The network recently leaked its character breakdown and buried underneath it were the descriptions of the walkers.
AMC’s Walking Dead spinoff will probably debut in 2015.
Dave Erickson is the show runner.
The new take on the world of the post-zombie apocalypse is not technically a spin-off, because no Walking Dead will be in the new series.
The Walking Dead companion series won’t be related to Robert Kirkman’s comic books.
The only thing that really holds the worlds together is guessing who will die first? In a statement, AMC president Charlier Collier said “Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18-49 is literally a no-brainer.
We look forward to working with Robert, Gale and Dave again as we develop an entirely new story and cast of characters.
It’s a big world and we can’t wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse.” Robert Kirkman added “After 10 years of writing the comic book series and being so close to the debut of our fourth, and in my opinion, best season of the TV series, 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.” “There are many corners of The Walking Dead universe that remain unseen in the shadows.
Being given the opportunity to shine a light into those corners and see what lurks out there is an absolute thrill,” Robert Kirkman told Deadline.
Last fall, Robert Kirkman told IGN that the spinoff would be a “really different location with completely different people.” AMC put out its official casting for the first five survivors.
Sean Cabrera: A Latino male in his early 40s, Sean is a good man trying to do right by everyone in his life.
Cody Cabrera: Sean’s whip-smart and rebellious teenage son.
Known as the angriest kid in town.
Nancy Tompkins: A thirtysomething single mom to two kids, Nancy looks like the girl next door, but there’s an edge to her.
Nick Tompkins: Nancy’s screwed up teenage son.
He’s too old to stay home, too scared to flee.
Ashley Tompkins: Nancy’s mostly level-headed teenage daughter.
Her ambition is in direct proportion to her older brother’s failures.
She loves her mom but it’s time to get out of Dodge.
Andrea Chapman: A somewhat wilted flower child, fortysomething Andrea – yep, another Andrea! – has retreated to the outskirts of the city to recover after a horrible marriage.
The zombie characters were described as “Rotty-looking, thin, dumb.
Gurgles and moans a lot.
Ability to remove jaw helpful in casting.”