The Walking Dead Is Getting an Anthology Series, Tales of the Walking Dead

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AMC has announced that The Walking Dead will be getting an anthology spin-off series called Tales of the Walking Dead that will tell one-hour standalone stories of new and established characters from the zombie-filled universe of The Walking Dead.

Tales of the Walking Dead will premiere in Summer 2022 on AMC and AMC+ and production will begin early next year. The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead’s writer and producer Channing Powell will serve as showrunner and will be working closely with Scott M. Gimple – the chief content officer of the Walking Dead Universe – on this new series that will have a six-episode first season.

“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,” president of original programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios Dan McDermott said. “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.”

Gimple also said that “this series, more than any other in the Walking Dead Universe, runs on new voices, perspectives, and ideas — bringing to life stories unlike any we’ve been told before.”

Tales of the Walking Dead will begin as The Walking Dead’s 11th and final season comes to a close. The second part of this season will start on February 20, 2022, and the third and final part will debut sometime in the second half of 2022.

Walking Dead fans have no reason to worry that the main series is ending, as this new anthology series will join the ever-expanding series that includes Fear the Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, a Rick Grimes movie, a spin-off about Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier, and another possible spin-off focused on Negan.


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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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