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AMC greenlights ‘The Walking Dead’ spin-off series

AMC has announced that it will start production on a spin-off series of their hit zombie show “The Walking Dead.” Robert Kirkman, who created the comic books that the show is based on, and “TWD” producer Gale Anne Hurd are attached as executive producers.

Walking Dead Promotional Poster/ AMC. Photo taken from Wikipedia

Walking Dead Promotional Poster/Wikipedia

The project will consist of an entirely different cast that will be separate from Rick Grimes’ circle of survivors, but will be set in the same apocalyptic universe and is slated for a 2015 premiere.

The new series is the second spin-off that the network plans to do in the near future; they recently announced a “Breaking Bad” spin-off, titled “Better Call Saul,” which will focus on lawyer Saul Goodman and precede the events of “Breaking Bad.”

These two shows will hopefully keep AMC’s streak of hit shows alive, as they put an end to several popular shows.

“Breaking Bad” will end for good in two weeks, and the network just announced that the upcoming seventh season for “Mad Men” will be its last. The 14 episode season will be split into two 7 episode parts – similar to “Breaking Bad” – with the first part airing early next year and the second part airing early in 2015. The network has also canceled their crime drama, “The Killing.”

The fourth season of “The Walking Dead” will premiere on October 13.

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