AMC Friday said it has ordered a pilot episode for it’s The Walking Dead companion series.
The spinoff series will be executively produced by Dave Erickson (Marco Polo, Sons of Anarchy) as well as Walking Dead producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert. AMC provided no further details on the companion series.
The Walking Dead is the most watched series among adults 18-49 on television the last two years.
“Almost from the beginning of The Walking Dead on AMC, fans have been curious about what is going on in the zombie apocalypse in other parts of the world,” said AMC President Charlie Collier in a statement. “Obviously, we all take our stewardship of the original franchise incredibly seriously and we, along with Robert, Gale, David and now Dave, are all proceeding with extreme care in order to ensure that we are offering fans something truly compelling, engaging and distinct. We’re thrilled to be taking this next step with these remarkable partners.”