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The Walking Dead Companion Series Gets A Pilot!

AMC has officially ordered a pilot set in the same universe as The Walking Dead!

Although we still don’t have a title for the highly-anticipated new show, the project will go into production later this year, and will be set in a different location than the original series and star a new cast of characters.

The Walking Dead executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert are all on board for the new project. Dave Erickson (Sons of Anarchy) was recruited as the showrunner back in March.

“Almost from the beginning of The Walking Dead on AMC, fans have been curious about what is going on in the zombie apocalypse in other parts of the world,” said AMC President Charlie Collier. “In fact, beyond requests for zombie cameos, it’s the question I get asked the most. Obviously, we all take our stewardship of the original franchise incredibly seriously and we, along with Robert, Gale, David and now Dave, are all proceeding with extreme care in order to ensure that we are offering fans something truly compelling, engaging and distinct. We’re thrilled to be taking this next step with these remarkable partners.”

Are you as excited for the new series as we are? Where do you think it will be located? Do you think it’s going to start right at the beginning of the apocalypse, or later?

Let us know below in the comments!

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  1. ONCEguy September 5, 2014 at 10:51 am - Reply

    ABSOLUTELY CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Cheryll Chance September 5, 2014 at 10:54 am - Reply

    can’t wait will be another hit!

  3. Edvardas Cvychas September 5, 2014 at 10:59 am - Reply

    Can’t wait! Location: Lithuania, Vilnius

  4. Gatorski0827 September 5, 2014 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Awesome! Could be companion show in Wash DC, Could be in Europe say London or Paris…… or it could be wherever this strain started…….. either way, CAN’T WAIT!

  5. Christopher Powell September 5, 2014 at 11:00 am - Reply
  6. Randy Branning September 5, 2014 at 11:00 am - Reply

    I have been intensely curious about whats going on in the rest of ” the Walking Dead ” world. I can’t wait to get some answers, or like the original series, I will just have more questions.

  7. revenantmedia September 5, 2014 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Location? Nebraska. Filming in Omaha and Lincoln. Offutt Air Force Base.

  8. Tammy Phillips Miltner September 5, 2014 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Bring it to Texas! The old White Sanitarium building in Wichita Falls would be a perfect venue! Check it out!

  9. Julian Bugliarisi September 5, 2014 at 11:31 am - Reply

    Can’t wait! I hope it airs right after season 5 ends so it will make the wait for season 6 easier!

  10. CaptPicard September 5, 2014 at 11:36 am - Reply

    Start in New England, work your way down to Washington. Crossovers ensue.

  11. Jeff Olah September 5, 2014 at 11:44 am - Reply

    I’ve already got a story line running (set on the West Coast) if they’re interested… Just sayin πŸ˜‰

  12. Eugene Bennett September 5, 2014 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Detroit, its already like the end of the world there!

    • WoodstockGuy September 10, 2014 at 9:08 am - Reply

      Yes, I second Detroit. Especially with AMC’s tight budgets, Detroit doesn’t need much work to look apocalyptic. Plus they could really use the tourism income this could generate.

  13. Bastet September 5, 2014 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    I know I’m the only one who’s not with this. That’s OK. If the quality of the current show can be maintained, it will be All Good. If not, I’m gonna be PISSED!!

  14. PingThing September 5, 2014 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Gotta be Vegas….zombie Elvis everywhere

  15. canada September 5, 2014 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    the companion show should be in the middle of the apocalypse, and instead of a awesome sheriff all about keeping human, they should have a badass recruiting all the people that were trouble, prisoners, gang members ect, and show those people becoming their true selves ,or gang members redeeming themselves to become better humans

  16. Allison Stalberg September 5, 2014 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    Look into the Telltale Walking Dead games, many people would love to see a character from that series. There is a lot of room for those characters to get more story from before they are introduced to the game. There are also really fascinating places like Crawford in Savannah Georgia (maybe too close), which an interesting set of laws on how to deal with the zombie virus.
    Also, from the game, I wonder what it’s like for people who had boats? What troubles do they face?

  17. Juls77 . September 5, 2014 at 1:06 pm - Reply
  18. Rich Molster September 5, 2014 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    maybe it can be Negan and Dwight and then a crossover series when they meet Rick & Gang

  19. Neutral Grey (Jonathon) September 5, 2014 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Looking forward to a show that doesn’t rely on another medium of The Walking Dead for its story.

  20. Dan19632011 September 5, 2014 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    I would like to see how the Walkers handle a Minnesota winter when the temps hit -30 or -40 Fahrenheit and what fluids are left in their bodies freeze solid. I can see feet busted of at the ankles left all over the landscape.

  21. D Isco Stu September 5, 2014 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    Russia, Paris, Australia would all be good, but let’s not forget Pittsburgh, the zombie capital of the world and home of EP, Greg Nicotero

  22. Jason Thomas September 5, 2014 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    I like to see it from a military point of view somewhere outside of the USA .

  23. Shannon Lyons September 5, 2014 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    How about Australia! Just for something different.

  24. Jimmy King September 5, 2014 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Mexico and they cross the usa borders….lol…why not?

  25. Brian E Lawson September 5, 2014 at 3:51 pm - Reply
  26. cam September 5, 2014 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    Keep it as it is and they will move to different places anyway. DON’T FUCK THE WALKING DEAD.

  27. ibod September 5, 2014 at 4:48 pm - Reply
  28. Sharon Sakach September 5, 2014 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    It’s like someone on facebook said, make it from the beginning. Wouldn’t that be great to see what happened when or before nobody knew there was no going back? If a spinoff is done well it’s worth it, just don’t make it the yankee version of the Walking Dead or Walking Dead: Motown.

  29. Alice September 5, 2014 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    Do you think if they were from some other place and if they were soldiers or just had the idea to go to Washington they would run into ricks group at some point. And would that start a problem of some kind or it’ll just be a pass by.

  30. hobbs September 5, 2014 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    I’ve daydreamed about this to no end, from cruise ships, to aircraft carriers, the Amish, New York City, the White House, and I imagine different outcomes with all those decommissioned nuclear silos that we’re turned into apocalypse paradises.

  31. Anthony Todd September 5, 2014 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Seattle would be a good spot

  32. Hm34mer September 6, 2014 at 1:36 am - Reply

    UK, London would make a great location. Lots of iconic buildings

  33. Ronan Barrett September 6, 2014 at 3:28 am - Reply

    I hope this series follows a different group of survivors each week. Similar to the 400 days episode on the walking dead game. They could even spotlight survivors from different countries. Bring on the Aussie survivors!

  34. Dick Savage September 6, 2014 at 4:43 am - Reply
  35. Peter Mark Anthony Lewis September 6, 2014 at 1:04 pm - Reply
  36. Chris Bigger September 7, 2014 at 8:39 am - Reply

    I would like to see a scientific point of view how freaked out the scientist would be. But not a whole series about it touching on other points of view would be good. Like a military point of view maybe seeing someone who has been locked up and really don’ t know whats going on and freaked all out. Our a town that would be like ground zero where it first starts I got faith it in.

  37. michael lind September 7, 2014 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    I think it will be in the west coast of America Cali Washington etc.. it could be a day before or as I hope to get my ideas out a freshman skips school and discovers the chaos but his stronger brother/ ex seal team soilder is being arrested and he needs to find his brother and save his three sisters who are in highschool but that’s only the beginning!!! please listen I want this plot and have the older one get a group where none of them trust each other and have them travel to DC

  38. michael lind September 7, 2014 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    that is just the start of my line up for this story so if the show producers like what I have please contact me at my email not kidding you I have a lot for this story

  39. Sophie Jayne Clayton September 8, 2014 at 1:18 am - Reply

    I was going to say I’d like to see how people dealt with the apocalypse like, 20 years on, but I guess that would get very boring very quickly.

  40. Cyrus John Natividad Arnaiz September 8, 2014 at 7:01 am - Reply
  41. Juls77 . September 8, 2014 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Pleeeeeeease set it in England, maybe then you could have the main character as an american actor/actress lol πŸ˜€

  42. Juls77 . September 8, 2014 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Does anyone remember what the bloke from the cdc said with regards to how it went down and who survived the longest .. I’m thinking france .. whoever it was, maybe start it from there .. how the last country lost control … or so they think ..

  43. Kiernan September 9, 2014 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    Something following Morales? Anyone remember him? πŸ™‚

  44. Ricky Riggleman September 9, 2014 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    i dont know how i feel about this… mostly because the original show is so good and can really go far or at least to the end of the comic series anyway… but really i guess it would depend on how they did it and really what is was based on, if it were to be based upon a group like Magna’s and how there group has been surviving, that would make a pretty cool show

  45. Sam Wilkie September 14, 2014 at 2:21 am - Reply

    i would love it if they brought Telltales version of The Walking Dead to live action, although this is unlikely a girl can dream πŸ™‚

  46. Peggy Wittman September 15, 2014 at 2:35 pm - Reply
  47. Evan Lyon September 16, 2014 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    Gary Indiana would be another good choice. Like Detroit it is post Apocaliptic feeling and the local government is much more accommodating to film crews or urban explorers

  48. dantheman12 September 17, 2014 at 9:54 am - Reply

    Boston, my work here is done

  49. Omaradia September 17, 2014 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Would be great to see how the infection started, like the early days of the spread, how everything was normal until little by little things started happening..

  50. Morgan Downs October 8, 2014 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Oh you should come to maryland to film it!

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