AMC acquires Walking Dead spin-off

walkingdeadAMC Global has acquired international television rights to The Walking Dead companion series (title TBD), and plans to air each episode within 24 hours of its US premiere. AMC Global, the international AMC-branded television network, launched in late 2014 and is available in over 115 countries and territories.

The new series will be set in Los Angeles and focused on new characters and storylines. The show’s first season will consist of six, one-hour episodes and premiere on AMC in late summer. The show’s second season will air in 2016.

“The AMC brand is quickly becoming synonymous with the most sought after and compelling content around the world,” said Bruce Tuchman, President of AMC and Sundance Channel Global. “We’re pleased to bring the series to a global audience within 24 hours of the US premiere and ensure that ‘The Walking Dead’s’ worldwide community of fans can experience this new story together as it unfolds.”

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