AMC has announced that it will appear in a spin-off series called Tales of the Walking Dead, which tells the one-hour standalone stories of new and established characters from the zombie-filled universe of The Walking Dead.
Tales of the Walking Dead will premiere on AMC and AMC+ in the summer season of 2022, and the series will premiere early next year. Channing Powell, writer and producer of The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, will serve as series executive and will work in collaboration with Scott M. Gimple, content executive for the Walking Dead universe, on this new six-episode series for the first time.
Dan McDermott, head of original programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios, said, “We see a lot of potential in this universe for creating rich and engaging stories. Tales of the Walking Dead’s episodic format will give us the flexibility to entertain existing fans while also providing a platform for new audiences. “We’ve seen the appeal of this format in classic television movies like ‘The Twilight Zone’ and ‘Black Mirror,’ and we’re excited to engage fans against the backdrop of this unique and immersive world.”
“More than any other series in the Walking Dead Universe, this series builds on new sound, perspectives and ideas and brings to life stories unlike anything we’ve told before,” said Gimple.
Tales of the Walking Dead will begin when The Walking Dead’s 11th and final season concludes. The second episode of this season will air on February 20, 2022, and the third and final episode will air in the second half of 2022.
Adam Bankhurst writes at MRT.