A third series in the Walking Dead franchise has been confirmed by AMC.
Joining the original series and Fear the Walking Dead. Variety reports the untitled series will tell the story of survivors in a world where a plague turns most of the civilised world into flesh-eating zombies.
“This allows us to come to the marketplace with completely uninterrupted Walking Dead universe content from post-Super Bowl Sunday to Thanksgiving,” says Scott Collins, president of ad sales for AMC Networks, in an interview.
The new series will be built around two young female protagonists, says Sarah Barnett, the president of the company’s entertainment networks, who noted that some of the young women portrayed on the flagship series in the group in recent episodes “have resonated” strongly with audiences.
The new series will be co-created by Scott Gimple, and Matt Negrete, who has been a writer and producer on The Walking Dead for the past five seasons and who will serve as showrunner. Produced by AMC Studios, the series will begin production on 10 episodes this summer in Virginia.
The new series will debut in 2020.