Less than two weeks after releasing some major casting and directing news, AMC’s Tales of the Walking Dead has another name to add to the cast. In addition, Haifaa al-Mansour (Good Lord Bird, Motherland), Deborah Kampmeier (Star Trek: Picard), and Tara Nicole Weyr (The Wilds, Bosch) will each direct one episode, with series producer Michael Satrazemis (The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead) directing three episodes. With each standalone episode focusing on both new & familiar faces from the franchise’s universe and serving as a springboard for potential spinoffs, TWDU CCO Scott M. Gimple and showrunner Channing Powell (writer-producer, The Walking Dead & Fear the Walking Dead) will executive produce.
‘Tales Of The Walking Dead’ Anthology Series Greenlit At AMC
“‘The Walking Dead’ is a show that made television history and attracted an army of passionate and highly engaged fans,” said Dan McDermott, president of original programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios, at the time the news was first announced.
“We see so much potential for a wide range of rich and compelling storytelling in this world, and the episodic anthology format of ‘Tales of the Walking Dead’ will give us the flexibility to entertain existing fans and also offer an entry point for new viewers, especially on streaming platforms. We have seen the appeal of this format in television classics like ‘The Twilight Zone’ and, more recently, ‘Black Mirror,’ and are excited to engage with fans in this new way, against the backdrop of this very unique and engrossing world.”
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The Walking Dead co-creator Robert Kirkman spoke with Collider’s Steve Weintraub, giving a few details on the spinoff: “I can say that it’s definitely not going to be 16 episodes… But it’ll be a smaller season, it’s very much underway… I mean, we’re hopeful that it’ll last past the first season.
There’s not any kind of cap on what we’re doing, we’re just trying to make the best season possible to begin with and see how things go from there. I think it’s a tremendous opportunity to explore many different aspects of the Walking Dead universe, to be able to jump forward and backward in time, and also do things that are much different than what we’ve done on The Walking Dead thus far. So I think it’ll be a really cool show, but we’re gonna see how things go.”
The Walking Dead is returning with part two of season eleven on February 20 at 9 p.m. ET, Tales of The Walking Dead is expected to premiere sometime this summer on AMC and AMC+.