As much as the hater brigade loves to bash The Walking Dead and wish it would get canceled, AMC clearly has no plans to end the franchise. The network previously talked up wanting to keep things going for at least another decade, and create more shows.
Now, the cable giant has done exactly that, as reported by Deadline. AMC has officially greenlit and granted a series order – meaning it’ll get at least one full season – to a new female-led Walking Dead spinoff, with plans to premiere it sometime in 2020.
Serving as showrunner and co-creator for the new, currently untitled Walking Dead spinoff will be Matt Negrete, a longtime writer and producer on the main series. Production on the new spinoff’s 10-episode first season begins this summer in Virginia.
The new female-led spinoff will focus on a previously “unseen corner” in the TWD universe, and center on two young protagonists from “the first generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse as we know it.” However, one will end up good and the other evil.
It’s unclear if any existing Walking Dead or Fear TWD characters will be part of this spinoff, but from AMC is saying, that seems unlikely for now. Coming off a widely acclaimed Walking Dead season 9, the franchise definitely has forward momentum.