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AMC: 'Walking Dead' Spinoff Is A 'No-Brainer'

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Get ready for more zombies: AMC just announced it is developing a "companion series" for The Walking Dead that will debut in 2015.

According to exec producer Robert Kirkman, the new series will not be based on his comic book, as has The Walking Dead, EW reports. "The opportunity to make a show that isn't tethered by the events of the comic book, and is truly a blank page, has set my creativity racing," he said in a statement via AMC.

That suggests that it will likely be all new characters and a new setting, instead of being built around an existing character.

"After 10 years of writing the comic book series and being so close to the debut of our fourth, and in my opinion, best season of the TV series, I couldn't be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of The Walking Dead universe," he said.

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Current Walking Dead producers Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert will also be on board for the new series.

Charlie Collier, AMC's president and general manager, said: "Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18-49 is literally a no-brainer. We look forward to working with Robert, Gale and Dave again as we develop an entirely new story and cast of characters. It's a big world and we can't wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse."

The Walking Dead returns for its fourth season on October 13.

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