AMC is in the early development stage for a Walking Dead Spinoff series. While the series will take place in the same apocalyptic world as The Walking Dead, it will feature an entirely different cast and be separate from the comic as well.
Luckily for us, Robert Kirkman (who created the whole thing) will executive produce the new series, along with Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert, so it probably won't suck.
"Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18-49 is literally a no-brainer," said Charlie Collier, AMC's president and general manager. "We look forward to working with Robert, Gale and Dave again as we develop an entirely new story and cast of characters. It's a big world and we can't wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse."
Kirkman added, "After 10 years of writing the comic book series and being so close to the debut of our fourth, and in my opinion, best season of the TV series, I couldn't be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of 'The Walking Dead' universe. The opportunity to make a show that isn't tethered by the events of the comic book, and is truly a blank page, has set my creativity racing."
This news comes on the heels of AMC's recent announcement that they will produce "Better Called Saul," a "Breaking Bad" prequel centering on shady lawyer Saul Goodman (played by Bob Odenkirk).
Look for the Walking Dead spinoff to hit sometime in late 2015.