The Walking Dead’s Spinoff Series Is Already Picked Up For Two Seasons

When things happen in Hollywood, they tend to happen at a rate of knots. Case in point, a spinoff companion show to much beloved cult series The Walking Dead was first floated way back in September of 2013. Since then, the project has seemingly been left to tread water, slowly gathering the necessary pieces in small, incremental movements in the intervening months and years.

But today we’ve learned that not only has the handbrake been well and truly taken off on the project, but parent channel AMC is so jazzed on the idea that they’ve already renewed the show for a second season – without a single frame of footage for season one shot.
The series will find its way to air in the middle of the year, towards the end of the looming American summer, with season two set to hit screens in 2016. Much like the first season of the parent show, the first season of the spinoff will consist of six hour-long episodes.
Though at this stage not much is known about what the series will entail, the Hollywood Reporter claims that the show will be set in Los Angeles and act as something of a prequel to The Walking Dead, with the show to be set around the onset of the zombie outbreak.
The spinoff has already gone through the pilot process with AMC – with codenames for the show allegedly including “Cobalt” and “Fear the Walking Dead.”
Earlier reports that the show will star Cliff Curtis (Once Were Warriors, Trauma, Body of Proof), Kim Dickens (Deadwood, Treme), Frank “Tom Marvolo Riddle” Dillane (Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince) and ‘Straya’s own Alycia Debnam Carey (Into the Storm) appear to be true, with today’s news seemingly confirming the cast.
Now all we need is for AMC to announce a post-air chatshow hosted by Chris Hardwick and the circle will be complete.
Snark aside, colour me keen. Colour. Me. KEEN.