Following the spontaneity of the franchise’s success on television, the executive producers of the show announced that “another” The Walking Dead spin-off is possible. Furthermore, they also reiterated that Fear of the Walking Dead is not a spin-off itself as it does not follow the exact events that happened to the characters.
The series has been airing on TV for over six years now. In fact, it has been considered one of the most epic television series to date, constantly dominating viewer ratings with every new rendition.
Network executive of AMC, Charlie Collier, sat down for an interview with Vulture and revealed many possibilities that surround the series. Collier stated, “[We] are open to ideas that feel organic to the creators.” He added, “If Robert [Kirkman] had a world he wanted to explore, you can bet that we are not just leaning into that conversation, but we’re actively engaging it.”
In other news, IGN reported that, at the present, AMC executives are “not actively talking about the end of The Walking Dead.” Therefore, The Walking Dead spin-off is very much possible.
In fact, Joel Stillerman, AMC programming head, stated, “The answer to how long the show will go on in some way is directly correlated with the health of the storytelling in the comics.” He added, “[Kirkman] still writes every line of dialogue in those books.”
When asked as to whether “Fear of the Walking Dead” was a spin-off, Stillerman said, “We waited a few seasons. We wanted to get [Kirkman] to feel like he had a world that was very different.” In fact, he relayed that if it were so, the writers would have followed original characters breaking off from the group. However, that is not the case with “Fear of the Walking Dead.”
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