‘Walking Dead’ Spinoff Update: AMC’s New Drama In ‘Very Early Stages’ Due To Focus On Season 4 Finale

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"The Walking Dead" returns to AMC on Sunday, Feb. 9.

“Walking Dead” fans who are excited for the spinoff series better hit the brakes. AMC’s new drama is still in the works … but nowhere near hitting the small screen.

Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd recently spoke to E! Online and revealed the following about the highly anticipated zombie apocalypse spinoff:

“It’s still in the very early stages because we’ve been focusing so much on ‘The Walking Dead 1.0.’ We just finished mixing the last episode of the season on Friday, so that’s been taking all of our focus, as it should.”

Hurd’s comments come a couple days after the alleged title and synopsis for the season 4 “Walking Dead” finale leaked online. According to Zap2it, the finale, titled “A,” will find many paths colliding as Rick “faces sheer brutality” and “the group struggles to survive.”

The update (and lack of movement) on the “Walking Dead” spinoff doesn’t come as a big surprise. As we previously reported in mid-January, AMC network chief Charlie Collier and programming head Joel Stillerman revealed that the show was only in development and that they were taking the time to do it “right.”

“What we want to do is not diminish the mothership,” Collier explained to Vulture. “What we want to do is find something that everyone involved feels as passionately about as a unique vehicle and unique enterprise as compared to the original series. We’ll take our time, and do it right.”

Season 4 isn’t the only thing delaying the process. “Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman is still leading the project, and is also juggling writing the comic books. 

The spinoff series was initially supposed to premiere in 2015. There is currently no update on the premiere and whether it will be pushed back. On the other hand, season 4 of "The Walking Dead" returns to AMC on Sunday at 9 p.m.

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