The series is slated to begin in Summer 2022
Its official! AMC has greenlit the episodic anthology series, Tales of the Walking Dead.
AMC has ordered six episodes with a duration of one hour, and tells stories set within The Walking Dead world. The series will feature both new and previous characters. Showrunner will be Channing Powell, who has worked as a writer and producer in both the original, and Fear the Walking Dead. He will work with Scott M. Gimple, the chief content officer of the hit AMC franchise.
About the new series
Dan McDermott, president of original programs for AMC Networks and AMC Studios says that the series made television history and attracted an army of fans. In the world they have created, there is potential to tell rich stories. Thanks to the anthology format they have adopted, they can entertain the old fans as well as newcomers. He spoke about the appeal that shows like The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror have brought, and it can work with this apocalyptic world as well.
More focus on new stories
The first announcement for the series was made in September 2020. At that time, it was also announced that the main show will end with its 11th season. Additionally, Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride would star in a spin-off about their characters Daryl and Carol, but no news were given afterwards.
Gimple said that the new series will run on new voices, perspectives, and ideas. This gives them a chance to create stories with a different beat. He also thanked AMC for the chance to extend the show further and bring new content for viewers. Let’s hope that we get to see more from this world of zombies.