The Walking Dead fans may have to say goodbye to the original series in 2022, but the good news is the universe will continue to expand: Tales of the Walking Dead is coming!
AMC has announced Tales of the Walking Dead will officially join the universe in Summer 2022 – It is described as “an episodic anthology series with one-hour standalone episodes focused on both new and established characters set in the world of the original series.”
A first season of six episodes is set to go into production early next year and premiere on AMC+ and AMC next summer. The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead writer and producer Channing Powell will serve as showrunner and work closely with Walking Dead Universe chief content officer Scott M. Gimple.
“The Walking Dead is a show that made television history and attracted an army of passionate and highly engaged fans.“
“We see so much potential for a wide range of rich and compelling storytelling in this world. The episodic anthology format of Tales of the Walking Dead will give us the flexibility to entertain existing fans and also offer an entry point for new viewers, especially on streaming platforms. We have seen the appeal of this format in television classics like The Twilight Zone and, more recently, Black Mirror, and are excited to engage with fans in this new way, against the backdrop of this very unique and engrossing world.”Dan McDermott, president of original programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios
“This series, more than any other in the Walking Dead Universe, runs on new voices, perspectives, and ideas. It brings to life stories unlike any we’ve told before. I’m thrilled to be Channing’s consigliere, helping in every way I can to make those new visions real for the best fans in TV.”Scott M. Gimple
Tales of the Walking Dead is coming in Summer 2022 on AMC & AMC+
Source: TV Insider