AMC to Create Talking Dead Pop Culture Spinoff Show Featuring Chris Hardwick

AMC has good news for pop culture fans who like watching shows about people talking about watching shows! The network is aware of the tremendous popularity of Chris Hardwick’s Talking Dead, a show that reflects on individual episodes of The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead, and it plans to expand the format to all of pop culture.

Variety reports that AMC plans to expand the series so that it can run episodes of the hour long show on Sunday nights at 11:00pm even when everyone’s favorite zombie show is off the air. Entitled simply, Talking, the show will feature pop culture guests who are not necessarily related to The Walking Dead universe. The plan is to air Talking Dead when a Walking Dead show is running new episodes, and to air Talking when there are no new Walking Dead episodes airing.

AMC had this to say about the new show:

“We are looking forward to expanding our relationship with Chris through this new version of Talking that will allow him to do what he does best – give our viewers a front row seat to some of the biggest topics in pop culture today and a host who has an incomparable affinity for the content they love…”

Chris Hardwick elaborated on what he strives for the new show to be like:

“Talking will have the skin of Talking Dead, the soul of the Nerdist podcast and the guts of a Comic Con panel. I have loved learning how to do a talk show these last six years on Talking Dead, but am eager to expand the format into other areas of pop culture.”

Since Talking will move outside of the realm of The Walking Dead, I’m sure there are a lot of horror fans out there who would like to see Hardwick get his castmates from House of 1,000 Corpses together to reflect on that early project of his for one episode!

Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more information on Talking as it breaks.

John Evans
Staff Writer at Horror News Network
John has loved movie monsters for as far back as he can remember. He's since collected up as many comics, statues, and autographed material related to movies and music that he can get his hands on. He is particularly interested in the critical and analytical discussion of the best stories the horror genre has to offer. One of his largest works on the topic is a study on the portrayals of people with disabilities in horror films.
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