we reported that “The Walking Dead” would be getting a spin-off series. Problem was, we didn’t know much about what the companion to the AMC hit would be about. Now we may have some more info thanks to TVLine. They’re reporting there's a buzz that the companion series may be a prequel that would “chronicle the early days of the epidemic and the effort to contain it.” AMC won’t comment on this speculation though.
In an October interview with IGN, “Walking Dead” creator and co-executive producer of the spin-off (along with Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert), Robert Kirkman, did confirm some additional information:
Yeah, 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. 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.
The series is set to air in 2015 and is still in the infant stages of development. We want to know what you think of a prequel and the possibility of seeing how a whole new group of survivors are managing in the zompoc. Do you think it’ll be a success?
It would be interesting to see what was happening while Rick was recovering in the hospital. Agreed?