The zombies just keep on coming.
A new anthology spinoff of AMC’s ever-growing The Walking Dead universe was given the official green light this week, as reported by Deadline. The debut season of Tales of the Walking Dead–consisting of six one-hour standalone episodes–should start shooting early next year with an eye toward airing on AMC and AMC+ in the summer of 2022.
Channing Powell–the writer/producer of TWD and Fear the Walking Dead–will act as showrunner of the new series, working closely with chief content officer Scott M. Gimple.
Gimple said the new show will run on “new voices, perspectives and ideas–bringing to life stories unlike any we’ve told before.” Powell added that the series will push and pull “at the boundaries of this universe to bring you something new and unexpected–while still tending to what core audiences love so much about the flagship show.”
Dan McDermott, president of original programming for AMC, said the episodic anthology format of the new series “will give us the flexibility to entertain existing fans and also offer an entry point for new viewers. We see so much potential for a wide range of compelling storytelling in this world.”
Tales of the Walking Dead–first reported on a year ago here in Horror News Network–will join the flagship The Walking Dead (in the middle of its 11th and final season), Fear the Walking Dead (now in its seventh season) and The Walking Dead: World Beyond (currently in its second season).
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Tales of the Walking Dead and the entire TWD universe.