This is The Walking Dead Monday, first Robert Kirkman along with AMC officially announced a Spin-off of the series, which will focus on an entirely new story with unique characters, not from the comic book. Kirkman has already expanded his creation to video games, toys and more.
Now “AMC announced today that the network is in the initial stages of developing a companion series to its original drama series The Walking Dead, which premiered on AMC in October of 2010. The Walking Dead is currently the #1 show on television among adults 18-49. Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert are on board as executive producers, with AMC Studios set to produce. The companion series has a target on-air date of 2015.”
Kirkman said that “after 10 years of writing the comic book series and being so close to the debut of our fourth, and in my opinion, best season of the TV series, I couldn’t be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of The Walking Dead universe. (…) 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.”
Now here is the second best part of this Walking-Dead-Monday, Christian Serratos (Twilight) has joined the cast of the AMC’s series as Rosita Espinosa, character from the comic book that first appeared on issue #53 to the present #114. For comic book fans this means that Rick’s group meets with Rosita Espinosa who is part of the… *Minor Spoilers Ahead* group of Abraham Ford and Eugene who join Rick and travel to Washington.
Deadline revealed that Rosita is a recurring character in Season 4, with the possibility of becoming a Season 5 regular. Let’s not forget that the TV show does differ quite a bit from the comic book series, so we might get to see another fan favorite, Abraham and Eugene.
The appearance of Rosita could mean the we’ll see Rick’s group once again on the road by the end of Season 4.
Christian Serratos was born and raised in Southern California
The Walking Dead Season 4 begins on October 13th.