The steam behind The Walking Dead may have died down in the last couple of years, but AMC doesn’t plan to slow down the undead train anytime soon.
The network will soon be launching a third spin-off to the popular zombie apocalypse show, to go along with their ongoing Fear The Walking Dead spinoff. The new show, which currently doesn’t have an official name or any actors or actresses attached to it, will debut sometime in 2020. It sounds like the current plan is for it to run over the summer months while the other two shows are taking their breaks from airing.
“This allows us to come to the marketplace with completely uninterrupted ‘Walking Dead’ universe content from post-Super Bowl Sunday to Thanksgiving,” says Scott Collins, president of ad sales for AMC Networks, according to Variety.com.
The new series will reportedly focus on two young female protagonists, especially with the recent female leads on The Walking Dead doing a great job of connecting with viewers. The new series will be co-created by current Walking Dead showrunnner Scott Gimple, along with Matt Negrete (a writer and producer for The Walking Dead since Season 4). Negrete will act as the showrunner for the new series, which will begin filming its initial run of 10 episodes this summer in Virginia.
While critical scores and viewerships numbers have dropped from peak levels for The Walking Dead, it remains one of the most watched shows on television. Variety reports that only NFL games command more money for advertising, with giant corporations like Apple, T-Mobile, and Microsoft routinely buying advertising space for Walking Dead content.