THE WALKING DEAD Spin-Off Reportedly A Prequel
It was announced last month that The Walking Dead would be getting its own spin-off show. It is being eyed for a 2015 launch and will be overseen by Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and two of the show’s Executive Producers, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert. Since the announcement we haven’t heard anything, or even rumors, about the potential show. Today TV Line think they have sniffed out the spin-off’s premise.
The site has heard rumblings that the new show will be a prequel of sorts that “would chronicle the early days of the epidemic and the effort to contain it.” AMC declined to comment, but the prequel idea would make sense. Kirkman has said the show will show us different locations and focus on an entirely new group of characters so that it could stand on its own and not rely too heavily on the parent show. Setting it right at the outset of the zombie epidemic would definitely differentiate it from what happens in The Walking Dead. We’ve only seen what happened since Rick awoke from his coma. They would have a short timeframe to play around with, but setting it at the outbreak is ripe with potential. The show is in the very early stages so this could evolve between now and late 2014 when it would probably begin filming. If everything pans out that way, what do you think about the spin-off being set before The Walking Dead?
Source : TV Line