Things are starting to gear up for AMC’s upcoming companion series to “The Walking Dead,” as Deadline brings word that Academy Award winner Adam Davidson has been brought on to helm the pilot episode of the new series. Davidson won the Best Live Action Short Film Oscar back in 1991 for The Lunch Date and has gone on to direct countless episodes of television including “LOST,” “Deadwood,” “Dexter,” “Rome,” “True Blood,” “Fringe,” “Community,” and even AMC’s own “Hell on Wheels” and “TURN: Washington’s Spies.”
The pilot is scheduled for production in late 2014. No additional details are being provided about the location and/or casting for the pilot at this time though a breakdown of characters for the series did debut online a few weeks ago.
Co-created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson, the series will take place in the same zombie apocalypse depicted in “The Walking Dead” albeit in a different location and potentially at a different point in time. Erickson will serve as the showrunner for the new series which will be executive produced by Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert.