The still-untitled Walking Dead Companion Series has been given a two-season order at AMC, with the six-episode long first expected to premiere this summer.
Starring Cliff Curtis and Kim Dickens, The Walking Dead Companion is set in Los Angeles and follows Curtis as a divorced teacher making his way through the outbreak.
Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, who’s producing the new series, says “We feel empowered by this two-season commitment, a serious show of faith from our network partner AMC. I personally take it as a sign that they believe, like we do, that weve accomplished our goal of developing something original that can pay tribute to the original show and expand the world I created while at the same time having something new to say with this story. Im very grateful that we now have the opportunity to tell this amazing story and show the fans that we really havent scratched the surface yet when it comes to The Walking Dead.”
We take incredibly seriously the notion of building a satisfying companion series to the number one show on television, said Charlie Collier, AMC president. From the beginning of The Walking Dead on AMC, weve been asked questions about what was going on in other parts of the zombie apocalypse, and what it looked like as the world really did turn. Through this new series, were going to find out.