‘The Walking Dead’ Will Tell More ‘Tales’ Next Summer

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 DeadWorld 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.

 

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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