AMC Networks announced a Walking Dead spinoff that will film in central Virginia.
Board up your house, stock up on food, and prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse because The Walking Dead is coming to Virginia.
During the AMC Networks Summit in New York, AMC announced plans for a new spinoff of The Walking Dead to be released in 2020. Although the show doesn't have a title yet, it will bring back Matt Negrete, a writer and producer on The Walking Dead for the past five seasons, and Scott M. Gimple, a chief content officer for the universe.
The story will “feature two young female protagonists and focus on the first generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse world as we know it.” It will ultimately be a tale of good versus evil, showing the young characters' growth in the undead universe. AMC revealed that some of these characters will become villains while others will become heroes, but in the end, “all of them will be changed forever.”
According to AMC Networks' President of Programming David Madden, “We’re thrilled that the Dead will keep walking into a new corner of the post-apocalyptic world, a corner that will present stories and characters unlike any that The Walking Dead has dramatized thus far, and that is bound to excite one of the most passionate fanbases in television.”
This corner will take the dead right to Virginia. The 10-episode series will film in central Virginia, with production starting this summer.
In a news release, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam said, “We are delighted to welcome AMC back to Virginia. The series will provide high-paying jobs for our skilled workers and will invite economic opportunity for Virginia businesses large and small. Uniquely, the series also brings with it a devoted global fan-base, creating immeasurable added value for the Commonwealth as the franchise’s powerful spotlight shines on Virginia.”
Northam revealed that The Walking Dead’s filming in Virginia will also be eligible for a state tax credit, which will depend on the number of Virginians the show hires, Virginia goods and services bought for the show, and tourism promotions for the state.
Therefore, the more of us that get involved in the Zombie Apocalypse, the more we’ll help the state and bring some good to the end of the world. So, brush up on your acting skills, practice your zombie voice, and get ready to bring in AMC’s new Walking Dead spinoff series.
Let us know if you’re excited about The Walking Dead spinoff, and keep us updated if you end up on the show!