A new anthology spin-off series joins The Walking Dead franchise. Variety reported on Tuesday, October 12 that Tales of The Walking Dead was approved for its debut on AMC.
Showrunner Channing Powell will be the anthology’s visionary, together with The Walking Dead co-creator and chief content officer Scott M. Gimple. “This series, more than any other in the Walking Dead Universe, runs on new voices, perspectives, and ideas — bringing to life stories unlike any we’ve told before,” said Gimple to Variety.
“We have seen the appeal of this format in television classics like The Twilight Zone and, more recently, Black Mirror and are excited to engage with fans in this new way, against the backdrop of this very unique and engrossing world,” said by president of original programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios Dan McDermott about the anthology format of the spin-off.
Tales of the Walking Dead will succeed the eleventh and final season of The Walking Dead, which will air its final episode in 2022. The post-apocalyptic horror series has been running since 2010.
The anthology series The Tales of Walking Dead is expected to air in summer of 2022, with reportedly eight stand-alone episodes. Further details about the cast members and premiere date have yet to be announced.
Besides Tales of the Walking Dead, another untitled spin-off for the franchise is in the works. It will follow the lives of characters Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier, played by Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride, respectively.
The Walking Dead is based on an American comic book of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The main show follows lead character Rick Grimes, a small town-sheriff, after he awakens from a coma and finds the world in ruins because of zombies. – with reports from Jana Torres/Rappler.com
Jana Torres is a Rappler intern.