Third “Walking Dead” series will debut next spring
AMC is promising “a new world” for its third “Walking Dead” series.
In a brief teaser released on Tuesday, the cast for the upcoming spinoff hinted that the series will explore previously uncovered parts of the “Walking Dead” universe. The third series will focus on the first generation to grow up during the zombie apocalypse.
The video featured illustrations rather than any live-action shots, which makes sense considering the series just began production on Monday.
You can watch the brief video below:
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“The new show is really on its own separate path. It’s a different feel and different tone,” David Madden, president of programming, AMC entertainment networks, told TheWrap last week at the Television Critics Association press tour. “It won’t look anything like the other two shows.” He added that the still-untitled series may not even have “Walking Dead” in its name.
Jordan Vogt-Roberts will direct the series, which is co-created by Scott Gimple, chief content officer of AMC’s “Walking Dead” universe, and franchise veteran Matt Negrete, who will serve as showrunner. It stars Alexa Mansour, Nicolas Cantu and Hal Cumpston, Annet Mahendru, and Aliyah Royale.
“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,” AMC said in its description of the series.
The series is slated to premiere on AMC in spring 2020, joining the 10th season of the flagship “Walking Dead,” as well as the newly announced sixth season of “Fear the Walking Dead.” Season 10 of “The Walking Dead” is slated to debut on Oct. 6.
The franchise is also set to include a trilogy of movies led by former “TWD” star Andrew Lincoln, which AMC is putting out in theaters courtesy of Universal.
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