‘The Walking Dead’ Companion Series Pilot Scares Up a Director
We still don't know very much about how 'The Walking Dead' intends to show us a new corner of the zombie apocalypse with its 2015 "companion series" spinoff, but before any casting officially arrives, we at least know how the creative side has been stitched together. Frequent TV director and Oscar-winner Adam Davidson will helm the pilot episode of AMC's new spinoff, which looks to shoot before the end of the year.
In addition to winning an Academy Award for 1991 short "The Lunch Date," Davidson has also been behind the camera of several other AMC series such as 'Turn: Washington's Spies,' 'Hell on Wheels' and 'Low Winter Sun.' Davidson has also directed multiple episodes of 'Community,' and most recently DirecTV's buzzy MMA series 'Kingdom.'
‘Walking Dead’ executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert will all take part in the new series, while ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and ‘Low Winter Sun‘ vet Dave Erickson will both co-write and executive produce. We know that the series won’t be set in Georgia, but could potentially cross over with the main ‘Walking Dead’ cast in time, as Kirkman previously offered up a few thoughts as to what might bring the series together.
The spinoff's cast of characters also seemed to suggest that we'd see the zombie apocalypse from an earlier perspective than Rick and his brutal group, but what do you think? Does 'The Walking Dead' spinoff seem like it's coming together before an inevitable 2015 airdate? What do you want to see when Adam Davidson helms the pilot?