Things are looking up for Walking Dead companion series

AMC gave a two-season order for a companion series to monster hit The Walking Dead. First season of the as-yet-untitled drama, set in LA, will include six one-hour eps premiering in late summer; sophomore run is set for 2016. Dead’s Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert are exec producers for the new series, which, like the original, is being produced by AMC Studios. “From the beginning … we’ve been asked questions about what was going on in other parts of the zombie apocalypse, and what it looked like as the world really did ‘turn,’” said AMC president Charlie Collier. “Through this new series, we’re going to find out.”

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