We’ve been hearing rumblings for a very long time that AMC was counting to get into the spinoff game when it comes to their blockbuster series, and The Walking Dead has long been rumored to be getting one. Today, we learned just how far along the development of sequel is as details about the timeline of the series have been revealed.
According to TVLine, The Walking Dead‘s spinoff series will be a prequel to the events that we are seeing now and will focus on the early days of the epidemic and the efforts that were made (and possibly not made) to contain it.
It’s not a surprise that AMC is willing to spinoff their popular series as they did the same with Breaking Bad with a series that will follow Saul Goodman . But with The Walking Dead, the prequel will tread ground that might shed light on what we’re seeing now and could even compliment the series in ways we haven’t seen before.
One of the major questions fans of the series have is what happened before the outbreak and where all the characters came from. We will continue to uncover those answers as the current series moves forward but the prequel series will contain all new characters set in a brand new location, at least according to The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman.
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