AMC has greenlit a third Walking Dead series that is set to join its Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead brethren. The new series, which is called The Walking Dead: World Beyond, will have a 10-episode first season.
The series was co-created by Walking Dead Gimple and longtime TWD writer Matt Negrete, who will also serve as showrunner. Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island) is directing the pilot.
“Showing audiences an unseen pocket of The Walking Dead universe steeped in a new mythology is a very cool way to celebrate a ‘Decade of the Dead’ on TV and over fifteen years of Robert Kirkman’s brilliant comic,” Gimple said in the press release. “Matt Negrete is one of the best writer-producers in TWD’s long history — I’m thrilled to be working beside him to tell stories unlike we’ve seen before, taking our first step into an even larger world.”
That even larger world will be a bit more limited than previously realized. During AMC’s appearance at the Winter 2020 TCA press tour AMC President Sarah Barnett announced that The Walking Dead: World Beyond will be a “closed-ended series” featuring only two 10-episode seasons.