- The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

New The Walking Dead Spin-off Series Set to Debut in 2020 

AMC has announced they’re launching a brand new The Walking Dead spin-off series centered around two young female protagonists. Set to debut in 2020, the untitled project will be the third installment in The Walking Dead TV franchise. Production will commence this summer in Virginia.

“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,” Chief Content officer Scott M. Gimple said. “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.”

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The 10-episode spinoff was co-created by Gimple  along with TWD writer-producer Matt Negrete who will also serve as the showrunner.  The series will feature two young female protagonists and focus on the first generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse as we know it. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad.

“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!”

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Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image ComicsThe Walking Dead reigns as the number one drama on television among adults 18-49.