As part of its ongoing commitment to fill television screens with zombies and discussions about zombies well into the foreseeable future, AMC has ordered a pilot for the unnamed Walking Dead companion series it first announced around a year ago. Details remain scarce, but AMC president Charlie Collier has promised the show will take place in areas of the the wide, zombie-filled world not seen in the original show, apparently in response to repeated fan queries about what the hell is happening outside the narrow strip of Georgia where the heroes of The Walking Dead have toiled for the last four years.
“Almost from the beginning of ‘The Walking Dead’ on AMC, fans have been curious about what is going on in the zombie apocalypse in other parts of the world. In fact, beyond requests for zombie cameos, it’s the question I get asked the most,” said Collier, who would doubtlessly grant everyone the chance to make a cameo appearance as a zombie if he could.
Walking Dead producers David Alpert and Gale Anne Hurd will executive produce the pilot alongside creator Robert Kirkman. Showrunning duties will go to Sons Of Anarchy producer Dave Erickson, who will also be an executive producer, because one can never have too many. If AMC sticks to its original plans, expect The Walking Dead: Dubai Nights to air sometime in 2015.