In its quarterly earnings call with Wall Street analysts, AMC Networks revealed that they have another spinoff of The Walking Dead in active development. COO Ed Carroll declined to reveal more details.
“We’re not at a stage where we’ll be announcing its plans to premiere,” Carroll said. “But we have hired creative people that have pitched story outlines. We feel very good about the development of that series. We’re not in a position to talk about partnerships in terms of other territories or ancillary windows, other than that there’s a healthy appetite for it and we’ve had a number of conversations with a lot of players in the space.”
A new spinoff comes hot on the heels of major departures in the main cast of The Walking Dead, including Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohen. While viewership is down for the main series, it is still the number one show in cable.
The new show also comes at a time when AMC is being sued by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and producers Gale Anne Hurd, Glen Mazzara, and David Alpert for damages that could reach $1 billion and by show developer Frank Darabont for $250 million.