AMC has officially ordered a pilot for a series to be set in the same zombie-plagued universe as TV’s top-rating drama series “The Walking Dead”.
Currently untitled, the project will go into production later this year and will be set in a different location than the original series. It will also involve a whole new cast of characters.
Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert are set to executive produce while Dave Erickson (“Sons of Anarchy”) will serve as showrunner. Kirkman and Erickson recently turned in a pilot script.
“The Walking Dead” returns for its fifth season on October 12th. A new still from the new episodes is also online.