The Walking Dead companion series planned for a 2015 debut

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The Walking Dead is huge.  The TV show is one of the highest rated and most watched series on television and last year’s videogame adaptation by Telltale won several game of the year awards (not the Activision published Survival Instinct that was universally panned).  The comic that spawned all these new properties is still running strong ten years later.  So, with the popularity of the franchise, it’s no surprise that AMC is developing a spin-off of The Walking Dead.

The show is expected to premiere in 2015 and will feature new characters and stories.  Series creator Robert Kirkman will serve as the companion series’ executive producer alongside Gale Ann Hurd and David Alpert.  Kirkman has expressed his excitement for being able to explore new stories in the universe in this new medium.  Whatever is in store with this new series, I’m sure it will deliver.

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Breaking Bad prequel series in the works

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With the end of one of television’s best drama’s in sight, Breaking Bad‘s creator, Vince Gilligan, and co-conceiver of beloved character Saul Goodman, Peter Gould, are working on a spin-off of AMC’s Breaking Bad.  Set before the events of Walter White’s journey into cooking meth, the new series, currently titled Better Call Saul, will focus on Saul Goodman and have a lighter tone than its soon-to-end counterpart.  Bob Odenkirk will reprise his role as Saul Goodman in the hour-format series.  There’s currently no set date for a series premiere, but given the success of Breaking Bad, it’s likely we’ll be seeing this show sooner rather than later.  Better Call Saul has been, expectedly, licensed to AMC.