Breaking News: AMC Greenlights The Walking Dead Spin-Off Pilot

We will get to see more of the dead.

TVLine is reporting that AMC has approved a Walking Dead spin-off pilot episode that will primarily chronicle how others are dealing with the same zombie apocalypse that our favourite characters are.

The same Walking Dead creative team including Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert will executive-produce the project. TWD co-creator Dave Erickson will serve as show runner.

“Almost from the beginning of The Walking Dead on AMC, fans have been curious about what is going on in the zombie apocalypse in other parts of the world,” said AMC President Charlie Collier in a statement. “Beyond requests for zombie cameos, it’s the question I get asked the most. Obviously, we all take our stewardship of the original franchise incredibly seriously and we, along with Robert, Gale, David and now Dave, are all proceeding with extreme care in order to ensure that we are offering fans something truly compelling, engaging and distinct. We’re thrilled to be taking this next step with these remarkable partners.”