If you can’t get enough of the Southern Zombie Mysteries (that’s a joke there, because the True Blood book series is called the ‘Southern Vampire Mysteries’), then never fear! Looks like AMC just placed the official order for the ‘companion’ series to their cult hit The Walking Dead.
This series specifically will cover the zombie outbreak in other parts of the world, Deadline reported this morning. They went on to quote series creator Robert Kirkman:
“Almost from the beginning of The Walking Dead on AMC, fans have been curious about what is going on in the zombie apocalypse in other parts of the world. In fact, beyond requests for zombie cameos, it’s the question I get asked the most,” said AMC president Charlie Collier. “Obviously, we all take our stewardship of the original franchise incredibly seriously and we, along with Robert, Gale, David and now Dave, are all proceeding with extreme care in order to ensure that we are offering fans something truly compelling, engaging and distinct. There are many corners of The Walking Dead universe that remain unseen in the shadows. Being given the opportunity to shine a light into those corners and see what lurks out there is an absolute thrill.”
The pilot is scheduled to start filming in late 2014. The Walking Dead returns to AMC on October 15th for it’s 5th season.
The Walking Dead: Is Daryl Dixon Gay?
The Walking Dead: Is Daryl Dixon Gay? Robert Kirkman Comments On Daryl’s Sexuality
During the course of four seasons of The Walking Dead on AMC, there has been much fan discussion and speculation over who Daryl Dixon might eventually make a romantic connection with on the show. Daryl has formed close friendships with both Carol and Beth, but he has yet to hook up with either of them romantically.
One question that has often been posed in fan speculation has been whether Daryl might possibly be gay, and the question was put to Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman in the letter column to The Walking Dead #130. In the comic series, Jesus is a tough character and all around badass, who also just happens to be gay. A fan letter pointed out that a parallel could be drawn to Daryl in the TV series, as Daryl is also a badass whose sexual orientation is still somewhat of a mystery.
When asked if the possibility of Daryl being gay had been considered, Kirkman answered, “All I can say is that it’s been discussed. We have very specific ideas about Daryl’s sexuality (or the seeming lack thereof), and if there’s ever a quiet period in the show where he’s not consistently distracted by crossbowing… we’ll tackle it in the show.”
When also asked if AMC would let the possibility of Daryl Dixon being gay fly, Kirkman responded, “For the record, they absolutely would.”
The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 9 PM ET on AMC.
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