We first told you about AMC’s plan to develop a Walking Dead companion series about a year ago and now the network is finally moving forward with it. It didn’t get a straight-to-series order like Better Call Saul, but AMC did give the show’s pilot episode the go-ahead. It’s said to be set in the same zombie apocalypse environment as the original show, but this iteration will focus on brand new characters in an entirely different area.
We’ve seen spinoff series before, but the idea of a “companion” show could put an interesting spin on the scenario. I know I’ve often wondered what other survivors are up to and, according to AMC President Charlie Collier, so do many other viewers. Hit the jump for more on The Walking Dead companion series.