'The Walking Dead' To Get AMC Spin-Off. So Will We Actually Like Its Characters Now?
Will AMC soon have more spin-offs than Bravo. The network, which announced it would air a Saul Goodman-fronted Breaking Bad spin-off last week, announced Monday that it intends on spinning off another one of its popular series, The Walking Dead.
Said AMC's president and general manager, Charlie Collier, in a press release, "Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18-49 is literally a no-brainer ... We look forward to working with Robert, Gale and Dave again as we develop an entirely new story and cast of characters. It’s a big world and we can’t wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse."
A new cast of characters? That's great news for zombie fans nationwide. The series, which attracts AMC's biggest ratings, has often been the subject of critical ire, thanks to its often frustrating characters. And when it came to the much-reviled Season 2, some fans even rooted for the zombies instead of the band of survivors fronted by Andrew Lincoln.
Still, that's not to say the upcoming spin-off might not use an existing character as an anchor for the program — after all, the only people we know are attached to the series are executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, and David Alpert. But the only character left who is beloved enough for his own series is Norman Reedus' Daryl Dixon... and we can't possibly lose him on The Walking Dead.
But one real question remains: Does this mean we'll get the Mad Men Ken-Cosgrove-Taps-On-Broadway spin-off we've been waiting for?