The Walking Dead: A third show not in the works, but not out of the question

Nick Clark in Fear the Walking Dead episode "The Dog" Image Credit: - Raina
Nick Clark in Fear the Walking Dead episode "The Dog" Image Credit: - Raina /

With the success of The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, zombie-loving viewers want to know if a third show is around the corner.

A third show is not out of the question, but it’s not around the corner. No plans are in the works at this time. The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead have numerous possibilities for future companion shows.

Spin-offs are still rather unlikely, meaning they won’t take a character or two from the current series and put them in a new situation. The companion series does something a little different. It takes the same apocalypse and looks at it from a different time period or a different geographic location and different characters.

With Fear the Walking Dead, we are in Los Angeles during the time that Rick was in his coma in the original series.  In season 2 or 3 of Fear, we may catch up to the time period of season 1 and 2 of The Walking Dead. 

Possibilities for new companion series include different time periods or locations. Perhaps future generations rebuilding after much destruction and some survival. You never know. With the creative minds of Robert Kirkman and his pals, there may be companion series ideas nobody has even considered yet.

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When Vulture asked AMC’s network chief Charlie Collier about doing a third show he gave this answer: “The answer is we are open to ideas that feel organic to the creators in whom we’ve put our trust. So if Robert had a world he wanted to explore, you can bet that we are not just leaning into that conversation, but we’re actively engaging in it. Right now we’re not in that conversation, and there’s nothing to report at all. I’m a huge believer in Robert and the executive producers of these shows. We wanted to create a place where they would bring us their creative dreams and bring us their passion projects. If Robert had another one, we would absolutely engage. This is a world that is rich enough to handle it. Right now we’re just focused on these two.”

So who knows? It seemed like Fear the Walking Dead was something so far in the future, and here we are going into season 2. We may be close to the zombie show 52 weeks a year that Greg Nicotero once teased about.