Even with declining ratings, it seems you can’t keep the undead down. “The Walking Dead” may be losing viewers, but that won’t kill AMC’s plan to expand the undead universe. With the series already renewed for their next season, they are invested with plans to make feature films for their most popular characters like Rick Grimes. They are also continuing with crossovers with their spin-off series “Fear the Walking Dead.” “TWD” is everywhere. Get this, they now plan to expand even further with a second spin-off. Yes, you read that right, a new yet to be titled series.
Currently in development, the third series’ title has not been revealed. During a recent Q4 phone call, AMC’s chief operating officer, Ed Carroll, had this to say about the new show:
That is in active development. We’re not yet at a stage where we’ll be announcing its plans to premiere. But we have hired creative people that have pitched story outlines. We feel very good about the development of that series.”
If AMC times it right there could soon be a “Walking Dead” series of some sort running 48 weeks out of the year. But I can’t help but wonder if there could be too much of a good thing? With the original cast steadily leaving “The Walking Dead”, the walkers disintegrating, declining numbers, two spin-offs, and multiple movies, walkers will be everywhere you turn. But, what do I know? “TWD” still has higher ratings than any other show on TV and an extremely loyal fan base.