The Walking Dead is one of the biggest shows on cable. So a spin-off series makes perfect sense. Though, in this age of social media, it's hard to tell just where the fans reside on the matter. Some love the idea, others hate it. Either way, its bound to happen when any given property proves itself to be a substantial hit. According to The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, the much-talked about companion series Pilot to the AMC juggernaut has actually wrapped. But don't get too excited or disappointed yet. AMC has not ordered the pilot to series.
Speaking at Loyola Marymount University's School of Film & Television, where she took part in the ongoing Hollywood Masters interview series, Gale Anne Hurd revealed that while the pilot might be completed, it doesn't mean we'll actually see it any time soon. She actually has another series for Syfy that she is doing first:
"We haven't been picked up to series yet...The next series that I'm doing was picked up to 13 episodes. It's called Hunters, at Syfy, and it's based on the Whitley Strieber novel Alien Hunter."
The Walking Dead Companion Series: Cobalt, which is also known by its other rumored title Fear The Walking Dead, reportedly takes place in Los Angeles during the first stages of the zombie apocalypse. It follows a high school guidance counselor, her two children, and her lover who also happens to work as a teacher at her school. The fact that AMC has not yet ordered the pilot to series should not be seen as good or bad news. It usually takes longer for a series to be developed on cable, and upfronts, where the series will likely be officially announced as moving forward, are still months away.
It's also possible that AMC is still trying to figure out where to put the series on their schedule. It seems that it would make the most sense to run Fear The Walking Dead during The Walking Dead's hiatus. To read more with Gale Anne Hurd: CLICK HERE