'The Walking Dead' companion series being developed by AMC for 2015 premiere

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When it works, make another one and hope it works just as well. That's the plan for AMC, when it comes to "The Walking Dead." The network has announced it's developing a companion series set in the "Walking Dead" universe, which will follow different characters.

Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert, executive producers on "The Walking Dead," will also work on the new show. Kirkman, who also created the graphic novel, says, "The opportunity to make a show that isn't tethered by the events of the comic book, and is truly a blank page, has set my creativity racing."

Season 4 of "The Walking Dead" is set to hit AMC on October 15, with the new show aiming to premiere sometime in 2015. It sounds like the show will follow a new group of survivors on their journey through that world, but who knows where it will take place. "It's a big world and we can't wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse," AMC president Charlie Collier says.

With "Breaking Bad" and "Mad Men" coming to an end, AMC definitely needs more programming to fill the holes they will leave behind. What do you think of this idea? Are you excited about seeing another point of view in the "Walking Dead" universe? What about the inevitable post-show hosted by Chris Hardwick?
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