AMC Developing Multiple ‘Walking Dead’ Movies & Spin-Off Series

Walking Dead RickBloomberg is reporting that AMC is developing multiple Walking Dead movies and spin-off series that could be set in other locations around the world.

The Walking Dead premiered back in 2010 and will return for its ninth season this fall. During its run, the series has had as many as 15 millions viewers at one point. The series also launched the spin-off  Fear the Walking Dead, which is heading into its fifth season, and Telltale’s video game series. AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan revealed last week that AMC has an ambitious plan for The Walking Dead universe to continue forever. Bloomberg reports that AMC wants to produce several movies for a streaming service that could spin off into a new series, with them possibly taking place overseas. 

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Last season brought the culmination of “All Out War,” which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the Saviors and their cunning leader, Negan. With Negan’s life in his hands, Rick had a character-defining choice in front of him. By making the unilateral decision to spare Negan, Rick upheld the values his late son, Carl, championed in order to build for the future, but created conflict within his group.

Now, we see our survivors a year and a half after the end of the war, rebuilding civilization under Rick’s steadfast leadership. It is a time of relative peace among the communities as they work together, looking to the past to forge the future, but the world they knew is rapidly changing as man-made structures continue to degrade, and nature takes over, changing the landscape and creating new challenges for our survivors.

As time passes, the communities confront unexpected obstacles, danger, and of course, walkers, but nothing quite prepares them for the formidable force they are about to encounter, which threatens the very idea of civilization that our survivors have worked so hard to build.

The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

The Walking Dead season 9 will premiere Sunday, October 7.

Source: Bloomberg