The Walking Dead spinoff to film in Virginia

A new spinoff to long-running zombie drama series The Walking Dead is set to film in the US state of Virginia from this summer.

A new spinoff to long-running zombie drama series The Walking Dead is set to film in the US state of Virginia from this summer.

The untitled AMC show will be set in the same story world as The Walking Dead and will follow two young female protagonists who never knew life before the zombie apocalypse.

The Walking Dead spinoff to film in Virginia
The Walking Dead

Matt Negrete, a veteran writer and producer on five seasons of The Walking Dead, will act as showrunner on the spinoff drama.

“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 dramatised thus far and that is bound to excite one of the most passionate fan bases in television,” said David Madden, president of programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios.

Georgia has been home to The Walking Dead for nearly ten years and the show has been a huge ratings winner for the AMC network.

The rise of The Walking Dead has been mirrored by Georgia becoming one of the top production hubs in the US, with a generous filming incentive and world-class studio infrastructure that make it more popular than California for big-budget studio features.

Virginia is not known as a US production hub but does offer a 15% tax credit as a filming incentive and is better known for its TV credits. Terrorism drama Homeland and historical spy series Turn have been among the high-profile shows to have shot in the eastern state in recent years.

British actor Andrew Lincoln starred in the first nine seasons of The Walking Dead and is set to feature in a trio of upcoming Walking Dead films.

The new Walking Dead drama will be the second spinoff, with Fear the Walking Dead having run for four seasons so far with a story following a different group of zombie apocalypse survivors and their adventures in Los Angeles and Mexico.

Filming locations for Fear the Walking Dead have included water tank facilities in Baja California for an ocean-set storyline, as well as Austin, Texas.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Virginia.

Main page image: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC

The Walking Dead spinoff to film in Virginia
The Walking Dead

A new spinoff to long-running zombie drama series The Walking Dead is set to film in the US state of Virginia from this summer.

The untitled AMC show will be set in the same story world as The Walking Dead and will follow two young female protagonists who never knew life before the zombie apocalypse.

Matt Negrete, a veteran writer and producer on five seasons of The Walking Dead, will act as showrunner on the spinoff drama.

“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 dramatised thus far and that is bound to excite one of the most passionate fan bases in television,” said David Madden, president of programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios.

Georgia has been home to The Walking Dead for nearly ten years and the show has been a huge ratings winner for the AMC network.

The rise of The Walking Dead has been mirrored by Georgia becoming one of the top production hubs in the US, with a generous filming incentive and world-class studio infrastructure that make it more popular than California for big-budget studio features.

Virginia is not known as a US production hub but does offer a 15% tax credit as a filming incentive and is better known for its TV credits. Terrorism drama Homeland and historical spy series Turn have been among the high-profile shows to have shot in the eastern state in recent years.

British actor Andrew Lincoln starred in the first nine seasons of The Walking Dead and is set to feature in a trio of upcoming Walking Dead films.

The new Walking Dead drama will be the second spinoff, with Fear the Walking Dead having run for four seasons so far with a story following a different group of zombie apocalypse survivors and their adventures in Los Angeles and Mexico.

Filming locations for Fear the Walking Dead have included water tank facilities in Baja California for an ocean-set storyline, as well as Austin, Texas.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Virginia.

Main page image: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC

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