The Walking Dead keeps shambling on.
TWD showrunner Angela Kang and chief content officer Scott M. Gimple this week confirmed what fans have expected for some time–an as-yet-untitled spinoff series spotlighting Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier will indeed happen, as reported by comicbook.com.
Kang and Gimple co-created the sequel series to TWD, and Kang will act as showrunner of the show–a TV event that is expected to debut on AMC sometime in 2023. This series–starring Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride–will be the fourth series in The Walking Dead universe.
The new series is being planned as a smooth transition from the final 24-episode season of The Walking Dead–a send-off that premieres on AMC Aug. 22. “We’ve definitely talked about how we think we land them,” Kang said. “We have pitched out the pilot, and it’s all in development on its own schedule. We have a plan which hopefully will work out.”
Gimple said the new series will be “very different from The Walking Dead. It’s going to have a different tone. It will be a little lighter.” He added that the spinoff will have “characters all around Carol and Daryl.”
Kang described the series as “a road show. It will feel distinct. I think all of us are looking to have fun in that world. It’s something that Norman, Melissa, Scott and I have all talked about, what we crave tonally.”
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