More walkers and teenage survivors are heading to AMC as the network has greenlit a third Walking Dead TV series.
Per the network’s series synopsis, the new show will tell the story of two young women and focus on the first generation that comes of age during the zombie apocalypse. Similar to the other shows, it’ll feature both heroes and villains, this time seeing them grow up facing daily life or death situations.
The series was created by AMC Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple and Walking Dead writer-producer Matt Negrete, who will be the showrunner. It is set for a 2020 premier with a 10-episode season and production will begin this summer in Virginia. They have not announced any plans for characters to crossover from the established series.
The Walking Dead began in 2010, adding the post-show Talking Dead a year later, then Fear the Walking Dead started in 2015. After Andrew Lincoln left The Walking Dead in November 2018, AMC announced a trilogy of films are in the works, starring Lincoln’s Rick Grimes.
“Showing audiences an unseen pocket of The Walking Dead universe steeped in a new mythology is a very cool way to celebrate a ‘Decade of the Dead’ on TV and over 15 years of Robert Kirkman’s brilliant comic,” Gimple said in the AMC release. “Matt Negrete is one of the best writer-producers in TWD’s long history – I’m thrilled to be working beside him to tell stories unlike we’ve seen before, taking our first step into an even larger world.”
“I’m beyond excited to be a part of this new show set in The Walking Dead Universe,” Negrete said. “Writing and producing for the original series has been the job of a lifetime and I’m honored to be working with Scott and all the fine Dead folks at AMC in this new capacity. I can’t wait for the fans of the franchise to see what we’ve been cooking up!”