You remember that companion series that AMC's "The Walking Dead" is getting? Well, today we've got some additional details on what the new series could potentially be about as TVLine reports that there’s increasing buzz that the offshoot will be a prequel of sorts, one that would chronicle the early days of the epidemic and the effort to contain it. I guess I can sort of see the potential in a prequel because it would give us a look into just how the world got overrun by the undead. That being said, is there really any point? Badasses with crossbows and zombies looking to dig into a pile of man-sushi are what made the show popular—I just don't see the appeal in watching a bunch of scientists trying to "contain" an outbreak. Treat all of this as a rumor for right now because no AMC rep has made any comments on the matter, so take from it what you want.
Additionally, IGN recently spoke with series creator Robert Kirkman—who will be shepherding the spin-off along with fellow "Walking Dead" EPs Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert—who spilled some details on the upcoming series. “It’s a really different location with completely different people, so we are going to see an entirely different corner of the ‘Walking Dead’ world,” Kirkman explains. “It definitely won’t be set in Georgia, I can at least say that."
“It’s important to us that this show exists on its own. The spinoff has to be a show worthy of existing, or else we’ve all sold out. So that’s something we’re all working hard towards doing, and I think we can pull it off. I think that the ideal situation is, when you’re watching the spinoff, you’re like, “Wow, this is a really awesome show.” The whole other show doesn’t need to exist for this show to be cool and stand on its own.”
I'm not sure how you folks feel about a prequel series, but I'd much rather see AMC build onto the world they've already created.