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The Walking Dead to Get Spinoff Series

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There's plenty more life left in the "The Walking Dead" franchise — so much so that AMC is launching a spinoff series.

On track to premiere in 2015, as of yet untitled companion series is set in the same zombie-infested world as the popular show, but will focus on an all-new cast unrelated to Rick Grimes' (Andrew Lincoln) dwindling band of survivors.

Writer Robert Kirkman, who created the "Walking Dead" comic series on which the original show was based, and "TWD" producer Gale Anne Hurd are attached as executive producers, along with David Alpert.

"After 10 years of writing the comic book series and being so close to the debut of our fourth, and in my opinion, best season of the TV series, I couldn't be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of The Walking Dead universe," Kirkman said in a statement.