AMC orders pilot for 'Walking Dead' companion series

September 5, 2014 5:10 PM

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AMC orders pilot for 'Walking Dead' companion series

The cable network Friday ordered a pilot episode for a companion series for its monster ratings hit, The Walking Dead, which returns for its fifth season on Oct. 12 (9 p.m. ET/PT). A new series, which has been discussed publicly as a possibility, would examine other parts of the post-apocalyptic, zombie-ridden Dead world.

Dead executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert will hold the same titles on the new project, which is scheduled for production late this year. Dave Erickson, who co-created and co-wrote the pilot with Kirkman, will also be an executive producer. The pilot will be set in a d...

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