‘The Walking Dead’ Spinoff Gets Picked Up

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‘The Walking Dead’ companion series has just landed a two-season order at AMC, according to reports.

The spinoff, which will be set in Los Angeles will feature new characters and storylines and is expected to debut this summer.

The first season was given only six episodes. The second season is set for 2016.

Here is what we know so far about the new Walking Dead companion series.

Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey will star in the series and the show is executive produced by the original ‘Walking Dead’ team, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert.

“We take incredibly seriously the notion of building a satisfying companion series to the number one show on television,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “From the beginning of ‘The Walking Dead’ on AMC, we’ve been asked questions about what was going on in other parts of the zombie apocalypse, and what it looked like as the world really did turn. Through this new series, we’re going to find out.”

Kirkman commented, “I’m very grateful that we now have the opportunity to tell this amazing story and show the fans that we really haven’t scratched the surface yet when it comes to ‘The Walking Dead.’” [via]

The T.V. pilot was filmed in Los Angeles. However, details as to where the show will film Season 1 and Season 2 have not been revealed. Stay tuned for acting and job opportunities for ‘The Walking Dead’ Companion Series.

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