‘Tales Of The Walking Dead’ Extends Successful Franchise

The dead just keep on walking. The newest spinoff of the hit AMC series The Walking Dead will feature key characters of the Dead universe crossing paths for the first time.

Scott Gimple–creator of the upcoming Tales of the Walking Dead on AMC–this week said the episodic anthology now in development will be unique in several ways, as reported by comicbook.com.

Tales of the Walking Dead, as explained, will contain standalone stories with some fan-favorite characters who have passed away in their own shows during the zombie wars. The series also was described as a “grab bag and a different kind of Dead series” that will tell tales “unable to play out on the mothership or spinoffs Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond.”

Gimple said in an interview that “the very charge of the show is being different…(telling) stories we just couldn’t tell on any of the other shows. And to be different from each other, week to week.”

He added that the series will accent different themes, as well. “Some weeks, about horror. Some weeks, black comedy,” he explained. “Different time periods in the apocalypse. Some episodes that have one character and maybe a lot of dead people.” The series–which may even use animation and music to tell these new stories–will have “some interesting crossovers,” Gimple said. “There’s a few stories that are like: ‘Oh wow, that affected that. That person affected that. We never knew that’.”

And, of course, for fans of the different Dead shows, The Walking Dead’s long-delayed Season 10 finale and the premiere episode of The Walking Dead: World Beyond will air on AMC Oct. 4. In addition, Season 6 of Fear the Walking Dead will debut the following weekend on Oct. 11.

Keep reading Horror News Network for updates on the future of all incarnations of The Walking Dead on AMC.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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