Whilst The Walking Dead is gearing up to return following its winter break, information surrounding the spin-off drama is being drip fed to fans.
AMC has a history of being a little mysterious when it comes to such information and there doesn’t seem to be much change here as the spin-off is still in its “incubation stage”.
According to Coming Soon, Joel Stillerman and Charlie Collier have made comments about the spin-off series, but not very much is known as of yet.
AMC’s Joel Stillerman has confirmed that the said spin-off is still in its “incubation stage” and talks are still being held about the direction of the series. Robert Kirkman is of course involved in those discussions as he apparently has a very specific vision for The Walking Dead and when he began the comics, he laid that vision out very clearly.
Speaking about the spinoff, Charlie Collier said: “What we want to do is not diminish the mothership. What we want to do is find something that everyone involved feels as passionately about as being a unique vehicle and unique enterprise as compared to the original series. We’ll take our time, and we’ll do it right”.
So, from that, we know that AMC is serious about a The Walking dead spin-off, but absolutely no details can be confirmed as of yet – most likely because there’s nothing to talk about at this stage.
When we’ll be seeing a spin-off is an entirely different story and we couldn’t even begin to guess when such a series may begin to air. AMC seems set on a 2015 premiere date, but we’ll have to wait and see whether that comes to fruition or not.
Rumours have suggested that the spin-off could be a prequel to the current show, much like Breaking Bad is doing with Better Call Saul. Back in November, TV Line reported that the plot will focus on the events leading up to the zombie epidemic that we’ve all seen.
Speaking about the spin-off back in November 2013, Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead said: “We are going to see an entirely different corner of the Walking Dead. It definitely won’t be set in Georgia, I can at least say that. It’s important to us that this show exists on its own. The spinoff has to be a show worthy of existing, or else we’ve all sold out.
“So that’s something we’re all working hard towards doing, and I think we can pull it off. I think the ideal situation is, when you’re watching the spinoff, you’re like, ‘Wow, this is a really awesome show’. The whole other show doesn’t need to exist for this show to be cool and stand on its own”.
The Walking Dead returns to AMC on February 9. Would you like to see a The Walking Dead spin-off?