'Walking Dead' Anthology Spinoff Gets Series Order From AMC

”Tales of the Walking Dead“ will premiere next summer

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AMC has picked up its second “Walking Dead” spinoff with the anthology “Tales of the Walking Dead.”

“Tales of the Walking Dead” is an episodic anthology series with one-hour standalone episodes focused on both new and established characters. Channing Powell, who has been a writer and producer on “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead,” will showrun “Tales,” working closely with Scott Gimple, chief content officer of the Walking Dead Universe.

Its first season will consist of six episodes and will premiere next summer on AMC and AMC+.

“Tales of the Walking Dead” joins another “Walking Dead” spinoff that will star Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride, continuing the story of Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier, the two remaining characters from “The Walking Dead’s” first episode.

The flagship “Walking Dead” is set to end its 11-season run next year.

“‘The Walking Dead’ is a show that made television history and attracted an army of passionate and highly engaged fans,” Dan McDermott, president of original programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios, said. “We see so much potential for a wide range of rich and compelling storytelling in this world, and 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.”

“This series, more than any other in the Walking Dead Universe, runs on new voices, perspectives, and ideas — bringing to life stories unlike any we’ve told before,” Gimple said. “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.”

“I started as a fan of ‘The Walking Dead’ and have ended up as a showrunner of what will hopefully be one of its most unique spin-offs. That’s nuts and I’m so grateful to AMC and Scott for supporting me and my writers while we pushed, pulled and poked at the boundaries of this universe to bring you something new and unexpected, while hopefully still tending to what core audiences loved so much about the flagship show,” Channing added.

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