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AMC execs speak out on Walking Dead spin-off

01.13.2014by: Kevin Woods

Back in September we learned that AMC was looking to give their hit "The Walking Dead" a spin-off series in 2015 and now two of AMC's top executives have finally given us an update which details how far along the side project has come.

Programming head of AMC Joel Stillerman and network chief Charlie Collier recently spoke with Vulture about the proposed spin-off of their successful series "The Walking Dead", with Stillerman sharing...

“That show is not as far along. Robert (Kirkman, creator of 'The Walking Dead') has some things on his plate. He continues to write every issue of the comic and hasn’t finished season four of The Walking Dead, which he is very intimately involved with and will continue to be. That’s really in the incubation stages. The one thing that I’ll share is just an anecdote that Robert shared with us. He has such a specific vision that he laid out really clearly in the first issue of the comic book. And I encourage anybody who’s interested in the show to go read the note that he wrote in the first issue of the comic. His motivation for telling that story was so clear and so powerful, and it served as such a great north star for the show. We kicked around a few ideas, but primarily what he’s working on is, what is the idea that gives [him] as clear a mandate to make another version of this show as [he] had for the first one? What is going on [now] is a more philosophical discussion over why there should be another version of the show. Once we answer that, we’ll zero in on the specific creative.”

When questioned if it was 100 percent green-lit, Stillerman stated...

“It’s in development.”

Network chief Charlie Collier added...

“What we want to do is not diminish the mothership. What we want to do is find something that everyone involved feels as passionately about as being a unique vehicle and unique enterprise as compared to the original series. We’ll take our time, and we’ll do it right.”

What would YOU want to see from a "Walking Dead" spin-off? Hit us up with your ideas below.

"The Walking Dead" returns to AMC on Sunday, February 9, 2014.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse, and Greg Nicotero.

Extra Tidbit: What do you want to see from a "Walking Dead" spin-off?
Source: Vulture

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