First revealed in an AMC quarterly earnings call last March, more details about the network’s third Walking Dead TV show have been announced. The show is co-created by Scott M. Gimple, overlord of the Walking Dead TV-verse, and Matt Negrete, writer/producer on The Walking Dead. Negrete will also serve as showrunner for the new series.
According to the press release, the new show will focus on:
“two young female protagonists and focus on the first generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse as we know it. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad.”
Filming is set to begin this summer with ten episodes ordered. The series will premiere in 2020.
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.